Anschutz Library

Anschutz Library in spring

Anschutz Library is named in honor of Fred and Marian Anschutz, parents of Philip Anschutz, a 1961 business alumnus and entrepreneur in telecommunications, entertainment, and media companies, sports teams and arenas, railroads and real estate. He and his wife, Nancy, provided a gift of $6.5 million for an endowed library acquisitions fund.

1301 Hoch Auditoria Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Information: 785-864-4928
Research help: 785-864-3347

Student studying in the library

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Individual study rooms are available to support academic study and research.

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Student using in-person Ask A Librarian services

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Study Spaces

Anschutz Library, Second Floor

Second Floor

The second floor of Anschutz has quiet study spaces.
Anschutz Library, Third Floor

Third Floor

The third floor of Anschutz boasts group study spaces, computer workstations, printing and scanning, and more.
Anschutz Library, Fourth Floor

Fourth Floor

Group study spaces and the Beaham Reading Room can be found on the fourth floor of Anschutz.

Located in Anschutz Library

  • KU IT Customer Service Center

    The KU IT Customer Service Center provides assistance with general technology questions or where to find additional help. Assistance with data, video, and phone services is also available.

  • Starbucks on the Go

    Grab a coffee to fuel your study sessions.

  • Common Access Card Reader

    Military-affiliated KU Students can checkout a Common Access Card Reader from the Anschutz service desk. The Common Access Card (aka CAC) Reader can be used at the CAC designated computer in Anschutz Library.

  • Thomas R. Smith Map Collection

    The Thomas R. Smith Map Collection, located on the first floor of Anschutz Library, is among the largest academic map collections in the United States.

  • Government Information

    KU Libraries have information resources from a number of governmental, professional, and special interest organizations.

  • Book Return

    Easily return your checked-out materials back to the library.

  • KU Writing Center

    Schedule an appointment to get individualized writing help.

  • Makerspace

    The KU Libraries Makerspace provides a venue for KU students, faculty and staff to think, tinker, create and collaborate with others.

  • Study Rooms

    Study rooms are available to support academic study and research.

  • Reflection Room

    The use of these spaces requires tolerance of all faiths, spiritual beliefs, and practices. So that all enter these spaces with common expectations, here are guidelines to help ensure a peaceful and safe experience for all.

  • Lactation Room

    The lactation room is available to all members of the campus community and guests on campus. All of the clean and private rooms offer an electrical outlet, a locking door, as well as a chair and table.

  • FitDesks

    Bike Desks (aka FitDesks) are located by the large east windows and vending machines.