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Chat, email, and text services are staffed during the following hours:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue., Jul. 27
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed., Jul. 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu., Jul. 29
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri., Jul. 30
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat., Jul. 31
Sun., Aug. 1

Full semester hours are available at Anschutz Research Help and Watson Research Help.


Why consult with a librarian?

Students can get in-person research help at Anschutz and Watson Libraries.
  • Find the best resources for your topic.
  • Discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog.
  • Identify and locate primary source materials.
  • Search the web efficiently for credible information.

Visit any of our library locations for research assistance or

Request to Meet with a Librarian


Email is checked throughout each day during the work week (Monday through Friday). We will respond as quickly as possible, typically within 1 business day of receipt of the question (excluding weekends and holidays). If extensive research is required, we will let you know that we are working on it and provide an approximate time frame.

Service desk phone numbers:

Anschutz Library 785-864-4930
Art & Architecture Library 785-864-3020
Map Collection 785-864-4420
Music & Dance Library 785-864-3496
Spahr Engineering Library 785-864-8996
Kenneth Spencer Research Library 785-864-4334
Watson Library 785-864-3347

You can text research or library-related questions to 785-269-0507.

Standard text charges apply.


Privacy Statement

Personal data and transcripts will be kept strictly confidential and will be accessible only to authorized staff. It is the Libraries' intent to protect the privacy of each individual's intellectual investigations. Confidentiality of users' transactions with the Libraries — information concerning use of the Libraries' services and resources — will not be released except upon receipt of a lawfully issued subpoena, search warrant, or other judicial order.

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