State Library's LIS Collection

How to Request Materials
If you would like to request this or other materials from the State Library of Kansas, please use your library’s established interlibrary loan process. Normally we purchase a single copy. You may be placed on a hold list for several weeks if our only copy is checked out. This collection is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Kansas.

Feb 16

[ARCHIVED] Helpful Resources for Following the Kansas Legislature, Part 1

The original item was published from February 16, 2021 3:23 PM to March 10, 2021 9:43 AM

This is the first in a series of blogs on resources that are helpful for following the Kansas Legislature.

The State Library has operated the Legislative Hotline since 1973. The number for the Legislative Hotline is 800-432-3924. Calls are answered by librarians who are experienced with the legislative process.

Frequently asked questions are:
• Who is my legislator?
• How can I get in touch with them?
• Identifying bill numbers
• Explaining legislature procedure
• Taking brief messages to pass on to legislators

Kansans can chat with a librarian in real-time through the library’s Ask A Librarian service found at or at the bottom of every page on the legislature’s website, circled in red on the below picture. Kansans have the option of installing a mobile app connecting users to all the State Library’s reference services, including chat, texting, and email. TTY users should call 711.Hotline Chat Information

State Library of Kansas Reference
Phone number: 785-296-2149
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919