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The State Library is temporarily closed to walk-in service until further notice. 

Reference service is still available through Ask A Librarian instant message (feature to the right) or by email or phone:

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.

Once the number of COVID-19 cases in Shawnee County decreases significantly, the Library will re-open for research appointments. When that happens, this web page will help you prepare for your visit.

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.

Find out how your agency can learn more about the State Library's resources and services by clicking on Available Training. This includes a form to request training on our resources.


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Latest State Library Blog Posts

  1. Old Brine Well Sinkholes: A Mining Legacy

    An interesting PowerPoint presented by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at the Kansas Dam Safety Conference in 2010 on old brine well sinkholes in central Kansas and northwest Oklahoma. You can view the PowerPoint online at the State...

  2. Relief for Western Kansas Farmers in the 1890s

    The 1890s were hard years for agriculture in Western Kansas. Two publications issued by the Kansas Railroad Commissioners called for aid to be sent to farmers to assist them in obtaining seed grain for planting crops as well as coal. From the 1893...

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