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Edwards Campus Information from KU Libraries

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Where Do I Start My Research

To start your research, go to the KU Libraries homepage.

Research Help & Consultation

For research help or to meet for a consultation, go to Ask a Librarian.

Request Articles, Books, and More

Log-in to WebRetrieve to request articles, books, and more from KU Libraries and other worldwide libraries and institutions.  Designate the Edwards Welcome Center as the deliver to location.

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 Edwards Campus Welcome and Success Center in the lobby of the Regents Center Building (913-897-8400).  Picked up and returned materials may take 3-5 business days before they appear as checked out or returned on your library account. While library materials are in transit to Lawrence, borrowers may receive overdue notices for the items.  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 Specialist
Watson Library, Room 350
​University of Kansas Libraries
​1425 Jayhawk Blvd.​
Lawrence, KS 66045

For questions about library fines, email libfines@ku.edu or call the Watson Library Checkout Desk at 785-864-8983. See Pay Library Charges Online for assistance with online payments.

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.

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).

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

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.

Visitor Access

Visitors may request a guest login at the Welcome & Success Center for use of workstations in the Hawks Nest or in BEST Open Computing (1st floor, east end, BEST building).  Visitor printing and copying are no longer available.  Bring an external USB device, be prepared to send documents to your email, or to save to a cloud storage account.

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 Library 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.


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

Citation Management Tools and KU Thesis & Dissertation Formatting

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

Data Management

For assistance with data management plans and library- related aspects of grant proposals, see the Research Data Management guide or 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 Accessing KU Libraries Online Resources for linking instructions, or email acqrs@ku.edu.

Classroom Instruction on Library Resources

For classroom instruction, complete the online Library Instruction Request 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:  Michelle Reames, michelle.reames@ku.edu, 913-897-8510

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