The State Library is temporarily closed to walk-in service until further notice.
Reference service is still available through Ask A Librarian instant message chat, phone conversation, or email during our regularly scheduled hours: kslib.info/ask.
Other contactless services includes "curb side" pick up of books, audio books, and other material by using a pickup and drop off location outside the library's third floor doors.
Need a book or article not found in the State Library collection? Ask about our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. This allows state employees to obtain requested items from other libraries if they are not available at the State Library. ILL can take a few days, or up to a week.
Many of our databases designated for state agency use are available by remote access. Contact us through kslib.info/ask for more details.
We also offer no contact pick up and drop off of physical items at our door and delivery through interoffice mail.
For other questions you can reach us at the emails below.
email@example.com (general questions)
firstname.lastname@example.org (card renewal/password/online resources)
email@example.com (ebook/audiobook questions)
If you need to return items to the library, please leave them in the box placed outside our doors on at on the 3rd floor. The State Library does not invoke fines, there will be no fines for overdue items.
Kansas Library eCard - If your local library is conducting business (phone/email), they should be able to help you. If you are unable to contact your local library, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request help.
Online Resources (Databases and Skill Builders) will continue to be available to the extent our providers can maintain them.
Also be aware that if you reach these via the Kansas Library eCard, an expired card will not permit access until renewed. Be sure to try the links on the Online Resources page. They are designed to allow you access based on your IP address.
Digital Book eLending platforms will continue to be available, but may have minor issues related to increase of use. Please be aware that ebook accounts (cloudLibrary, Enki, Freading) require a current Kansas Library eCard. Cards that have expired will no longer permit access until renewed.
Kansas Talking Books Service is open and circulating materials, however our normal circulation process will be delayed. Staff are working remotely to return phone calls, answer emails, process book requests, troubleshoot machines, and add new patron accounts. Email us or call 800-362-0699 and follow the instructions to reach the appropriate individual.
The Legislative Hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8-5. We may have reduced staffing in the office and you may need to leave a message. When you leave a message, please give your name and phone number slowly and repeat your number. Sometimes cell phones cut out and we can’t hear all of the numbers. You are also welcome to contact us through chat or by email from kslib.info/ask.
Other Resources such as the Kansas Library Catalog and Kansas Government Information Online Library continue as above.
Esta guía de recursos está destinada a proporcionar recursos informativos de los CDC relacionados con COVID-19 en español. (This resource guide is intended to provide informational resources from the CDC related to COVID-19 in Spanish.) https://nnlm.gov/psr/guides/covid19_espanol