Library Policies and Procedures

The University of Kansas Libraries serve the information needs of the University community, the scholarly world, and the general public.  The resources and services of the Libraries have been assembled to meet the specific needs of the members of the University community.  The mission of the Libraries is based on the dual goals of providing access to information while assuring preservation of library resources and collections.  In achieving these goals, the Libraries will ensure access for all users who need information while implementing appropriate standards to provide for the preservation of library materials and resources.  Individual users share access to the finite resources of the KU Libraries with all other users.  Follow the links below to use library policies and procedures information.

KU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates

KU Med Students, Faculty, and Staff

Other Library Users

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Gift Policy

Library Access, Circulation, and Request Services

Borrow, Renew, Return Policies and Procedures

Fines, Fees, Lost Library Material, and Damage Charges

Asking Questions about KU Libraries Policies and Procedures

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