Library History

Kansas State Agricultural College was established in 1863, which was the beginning of the K-State Libraries. With only 2,700 volumes at the time, the collected materials were moved four times around campus in buildings such as Farm Machinery Hall, Anderson Hall, Fairchild Hall, and Farrell Library.

In 1926, construction began on a building with the purpose of housing only the libraries' collections. That building has been renovated three times, most recently with the dedication of Hale Library (pdf) in 1997. In addition to Hale, there are four branch libraries: Math/Physics LibraryKansas State Polytechnic Library,Veterinary Medical Library, and Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design.

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The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award

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