Library History

K-State Libraries began providing educational resources to the students and community in 1863, with the establishment of Kansas State Agricultural College. The initial collection contained a mere 2,700 volumes, but as it grew, the collected materials were relocated three times around campus in buildings such as Farm Machinery Hall, Anderson Hall, and Fairchild Hall.

In 1926, construction began on Farrell Library, the first building to house only the libraries’ collections. It has since 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 Library, Kansas State Polytechnic Library, Veterinary Medical Library, and Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design.

General Information

Branding Resources
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
Digital Treasures
Special Collections
K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)
New Prairie Press

Awards and Scholarships

Crossing Borders
Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship
Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award

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