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.

General Information

Locations and Hours
Staff Directory & Organizational Chart
Jobs at the Library
Libraries Magazine & News
Mission and Vision

Books and Collections

About the Collections
Digital Collections
Special Collections
K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)
New Prairie Press

Awards and Scholarships

Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship
Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award

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Faculty & Staff Achievements

The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award
The Support Staff of the Year Award
The Dean's Award
Student Employee of the Month

Planning & Evaluation

Strategic Plan
Progress Report