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.
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.
Our Copyright and Online Instruction guide provides support for questions about copyright and the shift to remote teaching. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more on copyright, fair use, and online instruction.
KU Libraries' Ask a Librarian service will continue to offer research help via chat and email while library facilities are closed to the public.
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.
- You are allowed to access university Wi-Fi if you are in a personal vehicle parked on campus, provided you still meet social distancing requirements.
- Students who need access to Internet service or computer hardware should reach out to KU Information Technology on the Lawrence campus and email@example.com on the KU Edwards Campus for guidance and assistance.
- Several internet service providers are also offering service at no-cost, low-cost or with waived fees.
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.