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Using the Libraries

Borrow, Renew, Return

Information about checkout and return of library materials, borrowing privileges, fines and fees, and related services.

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Request Articles, Books & More

Get articles, books and more from KU Libraries or other libraries and institutions worldwide through Document Delivery, InterLibrary Borrowing and other services.

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Suggest a Purchase

Ask KU Libraries to buy an item to add to its collection.

Off-campus access to electronic resources

Off-campus access to electronic resources is available to all enrolled students, faculty, staff, and authorized affiliates of KU. Others may use resources from any KU Libraries location.

Course Reserves

Instructors may place materials on Course Reserve to guarantee their availability to students.

Textbooks and KU Libraries

Information about KU Libraries and textbooks, including courses reserves and other methods for obtaining textbooks.

Scanning, Printing & Copying

Public scanning, printing and copying services available at Library locations.

Reserve Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms may be reserved in the Anschutz Library Learning Studio, Watson Library, Art & Architecture Library, Music & Dance Library, and Spahr Engineering Library.

Instruction Rooms Use

Information on use of KU Libraries Instruction Rooms.

Library Tours

Contact information for tours of KU Libraries locations, available in a number of languages.

Services for People with Disabilities

We are committed to providing equitable access to information to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the KU community.


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

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