Libraries Services

Teaching, Learning & Research

  • Meet with a Librarian

    Schedule a research consultation with a Librarian.

  • Library Instruction Request Form

    KU Libraries works with instructors to incorporate research strategies into coursework, providing customized instruction during your normal class session.

  • Instructional Support

    KU Libraries collaborates with faculty, instructional staff, and other campus groups to ensure that students develop the information literacy skills they need to become efficient, effective, and fluent users and producers of information.

  • 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.

  • Community Engagement/Outreach

    KU Libraries engages with incoming and returning students and reaches out to lifelong learners throughout our local, state and regional community.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Ask a Librarian

We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

1.5 million visits a year at 7 library locations
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities