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Library services and resources for remote teaching, learning, and research

This page contains information about Libraries services and resources to support the transition to on-line instruction at KU. [Updated March 26, 2020]

KU Libraries Facilities

All KU Libraries locations are currently closed to the public. For more information, please call 785-864-8983 or submit a question online.

Library Materials

KU Libraries continues to provide access to many online resources, which can be found through Quick Search, Articles and Databases, e-Journals, Digital Collections, and other starting points. In addition, some publishers and vendors are providing expanded access to online resources on a temporary basis. See a list of available resources at COVID-19 Temporary Access to Resources.

KU Faculty, staff, and students may use Document Delivery to request digital copies of journal articles and book chapters from KU Libraries collections, or Home Loan Delivery to request physical materials be mailed to them.

While instruction is being offered remotely, due dates for library materials will be extended and fines will not be assessed.

Course Instruction

KU Libraries will continue to support library instruction for courses by arranging virtual delivery options with instructors. Please contact us to discuss your needs and potential approaches.

We offer a number of Video Tutorials and Subject and Course Guides to support research and assignments for courses.

Our Copyright and Online Instruction guide provides support for questions about copyright and the shift to remote teaching. Please contact copyright@ku.edu for more on copyright, fair use, and online instruction.

Research Support

KU Libraries' Ask a Librarian service will continue to offer research help via chat and email while library facilities are closed to the public.

KU Librarians are available for research consultations via Zoom or other virtual methods. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

Technology Access

To our students: KU is committed to supporting your educational goals during this time of change. It is ideal for you to participate in distance learning and access library resources from your residence.

As a last resort, students who need computer access will be allowed access to the Watson Library computer lab, which has been reconfigured to support appropriate physical distancing and frequent cleanings. Please note that while KU Libraries locations are closed to the public, these few select computer workstations will be available for KU student use in support of online course work at Watson Library, during limited hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Computer workstations may be reserved using our calendar reservation system.


The University of Kansas is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Please visit this online resource for more information and updates.

Ask a Librarian

We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

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