The Kansas State Library has been an integral part of state government since 1861 and before then, a part of the Kansas Territory. Within the past year the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Library has been working on digitizing as many of our older publications as possible, scanning monographs and serials.
The publications linked below provide a view, not just into the history of the State Library, but of libraries, library organizations and librarianship within the state of Kansas. These publications were issued by the State Library, the Traveling Libraries Commission and the Kansas Library Association.
Here is a list of our current library related collections within the KGI Online Library:
Annual and Biennial Reports
Kansas Interlibrary Loan Statistics
Recent Kansas State Library Newsletters
Early Kansas Library Newsletters
(1927-1973 - Incomplete and includes early newsletters of the Kansas Library Association)
(1998-2012 - Library Services and Technology Act)
Kansas Public Library Statistics
State Library of Kansas Advisory Boards and Commissions, Meeting Minutes
Kansas Traveling Libraries Commission Biennial Reports