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: 785-864-4930

Anschutz Building Hours

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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 a café.
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

  • Book Return

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

  • Starbucks on the Go

    Grab a coffee or a snack to fuel your study sessions.

  • Government Information

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Study Rooms

    Study rooms are available to support academic study and research.

  • Writing Center

    Schedule an appointment to get individualized writing help.

  • Makerspace

    Information on the new Makerspace in Anschutz Library.