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K-State Libraries: A Quick Overview


New to K-State Libraries? This is a great place to start – here’s some general information on using the Libraries. If you have any questions, please use our Ask a Librarian service to contact us! We’re here to help.

Borrowing Material

  • Want to find material? Start by learning about our discovery tool, Search It, then search for the resource (book, article, journal, database, video, etc.) that you need. 
  • Interested in borrowing our material? In Hale, you can check out at our Help Desk or use the self-checkout machines. If you’re visiting one of our branches, seek out the friendly folks at the desk.
  • Not sure how long you can keep the item? See our loan periods here  - if you need a renewal, you can do so through the My Account feature or contact the Hale Library Help Desk at 785-532-3014. You can also see a history of what you've checked out through the My Account feature. 

Citations and Copyright

  • Curious about proper citations and citation management programs like RefWorks? See our guide and be sure to visit the Writing Center for any writing needs. 
  • Learn about copyright and fair use - visit the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) and their website for more information. 

Community Access

  • Want to know what a community member can access? Take a look at this FAQ

Equipment and Technology

  • Visit our guide to see what equipment and technology are available 
  • To borrow equipment like cameras or laptops, visit the IT Helpdesk


  • Donations and Gifts? If you are interested in donating items to K-State Libraries, please see our gift policy.
  • Purchase Recommendations? If you would like to recommend a purchase, please fill out this form


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