K-State Libraries embraces Kansas State University’s mission, as a land-grant institution, to serve Kansas residents. As a result, we regularly provide programs and services that reach out to K-12 students and welcome the opportunity to introduce young minds into the world of academic research.
This year we are facing a unique challenge as a result of the May 22nd 2018 fire in Hale Library, and as a result, will not be able to offer tours to K-12 groups. For more information about the fire and the recovery process, please visit the Hale Library Recovery Plan page.
Preschool and Elementary Students
Younger students are impressed with the size of Hale Library and the number of books housed there. We can offer 10-30 minute tours of Hale Library that may include:
- Moving shelves in the stacks
- Juvenile Literature Collection
- The Great Room (aka The Harry Potter Room)
- The Morse Department of Special Collections
Middle and High School Students
K-State Libraries has over 2 million books and while on campus, you’ll have access to nearly every resource K-State students do and we are happy to tailor our instruction to your class assignment.
If you are unable to visit Hale Library, you might be interested in our Resources for Middle School and High School Students guide, which has information on
- topic selection
- finding articles and books
- web searching
- evaluating and citing sources
- free resources
Things to Keep in Mind
- During certain times of the semester (midterms or finals exams) we may be unable to schedule tours or instruction
- We can't guarantee a private workspace or computer, and our internet access is not filtered