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Edwards Campus Information from KU Libraries

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Contact Acquisitions & Resource Sharing at acqrs@ku.edu or call 785-864-3960 with questions.

Picking Up and Returning Library Materials

Pick up and return library materials at the Regents Center Desk (913-897-8400) in the lobby. Picked up and returned materials may take 2-3 business days before they appear as checked out or returned on your library account. Materials are backdated to the date they are returned at the Edwards Campus.

During the semester, book pick up is available:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.–7:15 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

During the semester break, book pick up is available:

  • Monday–Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Renewing KU Libraries Materials

To renew materials, go to the KU Libraries homepage. Under “Borrow, Renew, Return,” click My Account and log in. Click the “Renew?” box in front of each item to be renewed, and then click the “Renew Items” button at the bottom of the list. Be certain to review the “Items Checked Out” list again to verify renewal.

For renewal problems, call the Watson Library Checkout Desk at 785-864-8983 or email libfines@ku.edu.

Library Fines & Payment

Payment for fines should be made online with a credit card or by mailing a check to:

Circulation Business Office
​University of Kansas Libraries
​1425 Jayhawk Blvd., ​WAT 350​
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544

For questions about library fines, email libfines@ku.edu or call the Watson Library Checkout Desk at 785-864-8983. Online payment handout available at the Regents Center Desk.

HAWK’S NEST (Regents Center 120)

Collaborative and individual study space and lounge includes 18 computer workstations, an ADA accessible workstation and a multifunction device for printing, copying and scanning. The Edwards Campus administration controls the use of this space.

The space is open:

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1–5 p.m.


For questions about copyright, email copyright@ku.edu or see our Copyright Resources libguide.

Visitor Printing/Copying Access Pass

A pass for printing/copying on the multifunction device in the Hawk’s Nest (RC 120) can be purchased at the Regents Center Desk in the lobby. Passes are sold in $1, $5, and $10 denominations. Payment acceptable by cash or check. This service is provided and maintained by the Edwards Campus administration.

Citation Management Tools and KU Thesis & Dissertation Formatting

For questions about EndNote, Zotero or thesis and dissertation formatting (ETD), see our Endnote and Formatting guides, or e-mail endnote@ku.edu.

Electronic Equipment

Headphones, flash drives, calculators, etc. are available for checkout at the Regents Center Desk in the lobby (courtesy of the Edwards Campus administration).

New KU Library Borrower Cards

Non-KU library users may apply for new KU Library Borrower Cards at the Watson Library Checkout Desk on the Lawrence Campus (must go to Lawrence Campus to get books). For more information, see our KU Libraries Borrower Card policies.

Renewing KU Library Borrower Cards

Renew cards in person at the Watson Library Checkout Desk or request renewal by mail with an email message to libfines@ku.edu or by calling the Watson Library Checkout Desk at 785-864-8983.

UMKC Courtesy Cards

KU students, faculty and staff may request UMKC Courtesy Cards in person at the Watson Library Checkout Desk or with an email to libfines@ku.edu. With email requests, include a postal mailing address for delivery of the Courtesy Card.

Proxy Borrower Cards

KU faculty, staff, graduate students and individuals with special needs may request a Proxy Borrower Card by printing and completing the Proxy Borrower Card Application form.

Return the form:

  • In person to the Circulation Business Office in Watson Library
  • By mail to Circulation Business Office, Watson Library, Room 350, University of Kansas Libraries, 1425 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045-7544
  • As a PDF attachment in an email sent to the Circulation Business Office at libfines@ku.edu

Data Management

For assistance with data management plans and library- related aspects of grant proposals, contact Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Data Services Librarian, at jamenebk@ku.edu or 785-864-5238.

Sharing Your Scholarship

KU ScholarWorks is the digital repository of the University of Kansas. It contains scholarly work created by KU faculty, staff and students, as well as material from the University Archives.

Additional Faculty Services

Linking to Library E-Resources in Your Blackboard Page

Visit the webpage for direct linking instructions, or email acqrs@ku.edu.

Classroom Instruction on Library Resources

For classroom instruction, complete the online form.

Course Reserve

Although on-site course reserve is not available at the Edwards Campus, instructors can request e-books for their course reserve by emailing libcolldev@ku.edu and typing "Edwards campus request" in the subject line.



Operations at Edwards Campus

Jennifer Mellenbruch



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