- Borrow, Renew, Return
Information about checkout and return of library materials, borrowing privileges, fines and fees, and related services.
- Request Articles, Books & More
- Course Reserves
Instructors may place materials on Course Reserve to guarantee their availability to students.
- Request a Purchase
Ask KU Libraries to buy an item to add to its collection.
- Off-campus access to electronic resources
Off-campus access to electronic resources is available to all enrolled students, faculty, staff, and authorized affiliates of KU. Others may use resources from any KU Libraries location.
- Scanning, Printing & Copying
Public scanning, printing and copying services available at Library locations.
- Services for People with Disabilities
We are committed to providing equitable access to information to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the KU community.
Teaching, Learning & Research
- Meet with a Librarian
Schedule a research consultation with a Librarian.
- Customized Course Instruction
KU Libraries works with instructors to incorporate research strategies into coursework, providing customized instruction during your normal class session.
- Information Literacy
Libraries staff consult with instructors to create more effective assignments and increase students' ability to effectively locate, evaluate, and use information in an ethical and legal manner.
- Library Instruction Lab Reservations and Use
Library Instruction Labs are available for reservation. Priority is given to library and technology-based classes, workshops, or seminars.
- Library Tours
Contact information for tours of KU Libraries locations, available in a number of languages.
- For-Credit Research Methods Courses
Credit-bearing courses taught by library faculty that integrate information and technology literacy instruction and issues related to scholarly communication.
- Outreach Programs
Our services include outreach to lifelong learners and future KU students; support for summer camps and K-12 teachers and students; and internship and practicum opportunities for future library professionals.
- Copyright & Scholarly Communication
The Libraries assists faculty and students to share their scholarly work in open access, publicly accessible ways; manage copyrights; and learn about the scholarly communication system in which they are major stakeholders.
- GIS & Data Services
Assistance with GIS and statistical analysis questions and software, including course-integrated instruction and workshops. Guidance in data management planning.
- Digital Publishing
Support to the KU community for the design, management and distribution of online journals, conference proceedings, monographs, and other scholarly content.
- Imaging and Multimedia
KU Libraries offers KU faculty and graduate students specialized instruction, staff expertise, and access to state-of-the-art equipment for creating and editing digital images, sound, video, and text.
- International & Area Studies
KU Libraries partners with KU International Area Studies programs and language departments to assemble truly unique and diverse international collections that support the teaching and research needs of the University.
- Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Staff are available to instructors to help plan use of Spencer Research Library resources, suggest options for assignments that will meet course objectives, teach or co-teach a class session, and confer with students in beginning their research.
- Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
In partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Hall Center for the Humanities, KU Libraries provides resources and training in the practices and tools of the digital humanities.