Here at KU Libraries, we are fortunate enough to be uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the educational process, bringing together the resources and expertise that KU students and faculty need to succeed.

The Official Sponsor of Inspiration

With seven libraries across two campuses, it’s easy for students to find the support they need to excel in the classroom, practice room or studio. At the Murphy Art & Architecture Library, for example, librarians offer expert guidance, exposing the next generation of artists, designers, architects and art history scholars to a wealth of rare, world-class resources. Our blend of collaborative spaces and one-on-one encouragement form the perfect primer for inspired creative and scholarly exploration — and you won’t even get your hands messy.

Become our official sponsor

Private support is vital to the work we do. Your contribution, no matter the amount, benefits every student, faculty member and unit at KU. Make a gift today and become the official sponsor of KU Libraries.


Contact Rebecca Smith, Executive Director of Communications & Advancement, at or 785-864-1761.

The libraries' fourth installation of its "sponsor" series appeared in Kansas Alumni magazine, issue 3, 2016. View a larger image. To catch the next issue, become a member of the KU Alumni Association.

Learn more about the Murphy Art & Architecture Library and our other library locations.

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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