The University of Kansas Libraries, in coordination with the School of Engineering, have initiated a reconfiguration plan for Spahr Engineering Library, including the reallocation of physical resources and spaces.
In recognition of collection usage trends and to allow for more efficient operations, the circulating collection of physical items currently located on Spahr’s second floor will be relocated to Anschutz Library and the Library Annex.
A variety of services and resources will remain available onsite at Spahr Engineering Library as fall classes resume. The reference collection will remain on level one of Spahr, and KU Libraries will collaborate closely with engineering faculty to ensure the collection stays up to date. Retrieve from Shelf pick-up and equipment check-out will be offered onsite. The libraries will continue to partner with faculty in obtaining engineering materials for research consultations and in-class and online instruction.
“KU Libraries remain steadfast in our commitment to meeting the evolving research and teaching needs of engineering students and faculty,” said Kevin L. Smith, dean of libraries. “We are sustaining our level of investment in print and electronic engineering resources, and our librarians will continue to explore outreach opportunities – refining our services to and partnerships with engineering faculty.”