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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.

Our Branches and Locations

  • Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design - Regnier Hall
  • Math/Physics Library, Cardwell Hall
  • Veterinary Medical Library, Trotter Hall
  • Kansas State Polytechnic Library, Salina, KS
  • Annex, our off-site storage facility 
  • Art Gallery, K-State Student Union - we have a small selection of items that were formerly housed in Hale Library, including our Course Reserves, some juvenile literature, DVDS, etc. 

Borrowing Material

  • Want to find material? Start by learning about our discovery tool, Search It, then search for the resource (book, textbook, article, journal, database, video, etc.) that you need. 
  • Interested in borrowing our material? Seek out the friendly people at our Help Desks!
  • 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 email You can also see a history of what you've checked out through the My Account feature. 
  • Have a lost book or need to pay a fine? See our process here.
  • Need to establish a proxy? Read more about our policy here

Citations and Copyright

  • Curious about proper citations and citation management programs? 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, microphones, or laptops, visit the IT Helpdesk, currently located in the K-State Union in the Cats' Pause Lounge. 


  • Donations and Gifts? If you are interested in donating items to K-State Libraries, please see our gift policy. If you are interested in donating to our recovery efforts, please visit the #HelpforHale giving page.
  • Purchase Recommendations? If you would like to recommend a purchase, you may fill out this form, but please be aware that we currently have a moratorium on purchasing in effort to balance the budget.
  • For current job openings, see this webpage


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