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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.

Video Digitization

Request digitization of portions of library owned DVDs/videos for classroom use if not available through other sources. Instructors must complete a form and acknowledge that request is necessary to accomplish pedagogical purposes and represents a fair use of materials.

Off-campus Access to Electronic Eesources

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 Individual Study Rooms

Individual study rooms may be reserved in Anschutz Library, Watson Library, Art & Architecture Library, and Music & Dance 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.

Hosting an Information Table at KU Libraries

KU Libraries welcome student organizations and campus departments that wish to host an information table in the lobbies of Watson Library and Anschutz Library. 


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