Library Tours

Tours are available at the following libraries on the KU campus upon request:

Bayliss Harsh leads a tour of Watson Library

Bayliss Harsh leads a tour of Watson Library

Anschutz Library
Scott Cossel

Art & Architecture Library
Andi Back

Music and Dance Library
Chris Bohling

Spahr Engineering Library
Channette Alexander

Spencer Research Library
Caitlin Donnelly

Watson Library
Christen Caton

Library Tours in Selected Languages

The KU Libraries can provide individual library tours to international students in their native languages. To schedule tours in selected languages, contact Michiko Ito by email at or by phone at 785-864-4669.

We offer assistance in the following languages (please ask if you don’t see your needed language here – we may still be able to help):

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Limited availability (tours will be conducted mainly in English, but the assistant can understand the patron's native language):

  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Thai

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