Eligibility for Library Services for KU Users

KU Users are defined as currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and authorized affiliates of the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Affiliates include emeritus and retired KU faculty and all other retirees of the University of Kansas. KU users receive Full Library Services.

  • Current enrollment is defined as enrolled at The University of Kansas for the current semester. During June and July, enrollment for the summer session or for the forthcoming fall semester (if enrolled for the previous spring) qualifies as current enrollment.
  • Current employment requires active or leave payroll status or active status as an authorized affiliate in The University of Kansas (Lawrence and Edwards) human resources records.

Three patron groups are covered by separate policies:

1.5 million visits a year at 7 library locations
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
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