Kansas State University announced the suspension of in-person classes beginning March 16. All Libraries locations will be closed to the public until further notice. The Libraries will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary.
While our physical locations are not available, K-State Libraries will continue to provide the services and resources listed on this page. Information will be added as it becomes available. Students and instructors should check this page frequently for updates.
For more information regarding academic continuity visit the university’s Keep Teaching webpage. For the latest information regarding K-State’s response to COVID-19 visit the COVID-19 updates webpage.
Access to Research
Several resources are available online for research materials and can be accessed remotely. Some resources will require users to log in with their K-State E-ID and passwords.
- K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)
- Digital Collections
Interlibrary Loan will continue to process requests for articles and books chapters for electronic delivery, however, some requests may be delayed if the libraries that hold those items are closed. Requests for physical materials will not be processed.
Librarians and staff are available by email or chat to answer research questions or to provide help with using online resources. Chat services will be available Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general questions, use our Ask A Librarian service. To contact your subject librarian email them directly.
Research Guides are also available. These guides are divided by subject and can help you navigate the best ways to find articles and research related to your class. We have created a Teaching and Learning Guide to help instructors move their courses online, and provide information about all the many ways the Libraries can be a part of their instruction
Teaching and Instruction
Librarians will continue to provide teaching support by collaborating with instructors. We feel it is especially important during this time of change that instructors encourage their students to reach out to the Libraries for research help. The Libraries also offer online instruction modules. To learn more about these services visit our Library Instruction webpage.
Access to Textbooks
K-State Libraries can scan chapters from our textbook collection and request chapters from other libraries as well. Our ability to fill requests is heavily dependent on the operations of other libraries, many of which are also reducing their operations. To maximize your chance of success, please request only those portions of books that you need.
To place a request for a chapter of a textbook, use the Interlibrary Loan request form. We will work to get you a scanned copy either from our collection or another library.
Although each of our libraries are closed, you are welcome to return items to us at any of our book drops or by mailing the item to us. A list of book drop locations and our mailing address can be found on our Returning Library Materials page.
K-State Libraries' materials: If you have a K-State Libraries item that is due, but you are not able to return it to us prior to the due date, you should try to renew that item online by logging in to your account. If you cannot renew the item, please e-mail email@example.com so we can make accommodations.
Interlibrary Loans: If you have an Interlibrary Loan item that is due, but you are not able to return it to us prior to the due date, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make accommodations.