User Services Student Guide: Anschutz Library

Orientation manual and materials for Public Service Staff

Anschutz Library

Collections:  Printed and electronic resources in astronomy, biological sciences, business, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, geology, mathematics, medical research, pharmacy, physics, history of science, and government information.

Call numbers (always check the Library Catalog to confirm shelving locations):  Library of Congress:  G-GF; HE-HJ; K; L-LT; Q-QR; R-RZ; S-SK; some TP, TR, TS; selected Z for subject areas shelved in Anschutz.  SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents) numbers for government information materials.  A few Dewey Decimal numbers.

Catalog location names (examples only): Anschutz Library; Anschutz Library (Documents); Anschutz Library (Microforms); Anschutz Library (Reference); Anschutz Library (Reserve); Anschutz Library - 1 South

Services:  Library faculty and staff provide a combination of user assistance, circulation, research help, instruction, and collection selection and management services.  While classes are in session for fall and spring semesters, Anschutz Library is open 24 hours per day as a study facility from opening on Sunday through closing on Friday; library services are provided during posted hours.

Where to return library materials:  Inside Anschutz Library or at the outdoor book return located to the left of the front entrance to the library via Hoch Auditoria Drive.

Government Information Resources

The KU Libraries have information resources from a number of government and quasi-government organizations including the U.S. Federal Government, United Nations, European Union, United Kingdom, State of Kansas, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.  Materials are available in a variety of formats including print, microformat, computerized media, and via the Internet.  Most materials are housed in Anschutz Library; NASA items are in the Spahr Engineering Library.  State of Kansas materials are in the Kansas Collection in Spencer Research Library.

Print materials issued by the United States Federal Government are shelved using SuDocs numbers (Superintendent of Documents Classification), a string of letters and numbers used to identify and label these publications.  The letters beginning each SuDocs classification number refer to the government agency responsible for the publication.  The KU Libraries have served as a Federal Depository Library for US government information since 1869 and as a Regional [Depository] Library for Kansas since 1976.

It is the KU Libraries' responsibility to make government information available to all users including the University community, residents of the state of Kansas, and other members of the general public.  This includes access for individuals who do not have a KU Card or a KU Library Borrower Card.  Please talk with your local circulation supervisor to identify options for individuals who do not have a card, do not want to purchase a card, and/or who do not qualify for a card.

Learning Studio

The Learning Studio is a partnership of the KU Libraries, Student Success, and KU Information Technology.  Services are provided by the Libraries, Academic Achievement and Access Center Tutoring Services, KU Info, KU Writing Center, Information Technology, and KU Dining.

Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) - Tutoring Services
Location:  Learning Studio, Anschutz Library
Phone:  (785) 864-4064

KU Info
Locations:  Learning Studio, Anschutz Library; Info Booth, 4th Floor, Kansas Union
Phone:  (785) 864-3506

Where is Anschutz Library?

Anschutz Library
1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7537

Anschutz Library is located in the center of campus, south of Hoch Auditorium/ Budig Hall (facing Jayhawk Boulevard), north of Summerfield Hall (on Sunnyside Avenue), and east of Murphy Hall (at Sunnyside Avenue and Naismith Drive).

Phone Numbers
Circulation:  (785) 864-4928

Research Help:  (785) 864-4930

Fax:  (785) 864-5705


See:  Drive and Park (use Campus Libraries dropdown)

Anschutz Library Summary

AAAC Tutoring Services
Anschutz 421 Conference Room
Anschutz Instruction Center (AIC)
Anschutz Outpost
GIS and Data Lab
Government Information Resources
iQ Café

KU Info
KU Writing Center (KU Writer's Roost)
Learning Studio
Library Instruction
Research Help
Technology Help
T.R. Smith Map Collection