LibrariesBrice Hobrock, Dean of Libraries
Kansas State University libraries provide support for the educational, research, extension, and public services objectives of K-State. The staff is responsible for acquiring, maintaining, and providing access to collections of materials requisite to the university's program requirements. Librarians at K-State are dedicated to organizing, promoting, and interpreting the collections for the university community and Kansas citizens.
KSU Libraries consists of five libraries: Hale Library;Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning, and Design (Seaton Hall); Math/ Physics Library (Cardwell Hall); Fiedler Engineering Library (Fiedler Hall); and Veterinary Medicine Library (Trotter Hall). K-State at Salina's Library Technology Center is a cooperating library that shares integrated electronic access systems and databases.
KSU Libraries offers state-of-the-art electronic data information retrieval systems for the catalog and databases unique for K-State's diverse academic areas. The libraries' website provides information about its collections and services. An extensive section is devoted to electronic information available at K-State and around the world. Remote access to the libraries' electronic resources are available to K-State students.
The reference units, located on the first and second floors of Hale Library, provide traditional reference service as well as computerized information retrieval. Staff members are available to help students, faculty, and others find the information they need.
Specialized collections and the university archives contain a variety of old, rare, and unusual books, manuscripts, and other materials. The archives offer an assortment of published and unpublished material, including photographs, documenting K-State history. The Multicultural Research and Resource Center provides research and instructional services to support K-State's multicultural curricula, programs, organizations, and ethnically diverse student population.
Hale Library maintains more than 100 computer terminals for patrons to search, find, and fulfill their information needs. The William R. Love science library is located on the first floor. Other areas in Hale Library providing information or access services include circulation, interlibrary services, government documents, microforms, and reserves. A 24-hour study area is available on the first floor, including the Bookplate Café. Most services available at Hale Library are also available at the branch libraries.