K-State Libraries are proud to serve the citizens of Manhattan and surrounding communities. Part of our mission as a Land Grant Institution is to serve Kansas residents whether or not they are affiliated with the University in an official capacity. For answers to frequently asked questions about the Libraries' services for our community patrons, browse the "How do I..." box on the right.
For more information about the resources and services available to all Kansas residents, explore the links below. Questions? Please feel free to contact us.
- Ask a Librarian
Contact K-State Librarians by phone, email, instant messaging, or text messaging, or chat with them directly from our website.
- Check Out Policy
K-State Libraries are unable to offer community patrons who are not current K-State students or employees access from off-campus to many of the online journals and databases that we subscribe to. However, community patrons who come to campus can access most of these resources from public computers in Hale Library.
Some resources K-State Libraries use are available to Kansas residents or freely available to anyone. See below for more information and links to access those resources.
- Free E-Journals from K-State Libraries
A listing of over 6,000 electronic journals available without cost through K-State Libraries. Search for a specific journal or magazine in the search box, or select a category. Questions? Ask a Librarian!
- Free Databases from K-State Libraries
Try these free databases to search for articles and other content.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
A directory of scientific and scholarly journals that do not charge readers for use. Click their "About" link to learn more.
- State Library of Kansas Databases
The State Library of Kansas makes a number of databases available within the state of Kansas.