Resource for Communication Studies Graduate Students: Library Basics

This guide will provide an introduction to KU Libraries resources for graduate students in Communication Studies.

Library Basics

Libraries locations and hours

Faculty and Graduate Student Study area in Watson Library 4th floor provides a quiet area with wifi, 2 computer work stations and a dedicated printer with free printing.


  • Graduate students may check books out for 4 months.  Books may be renewed online five times -- after the maximum online renewals have been used, the items must be returned to the library to be checked out again.
  • KU Libraries do not charge overdue fines for items checked out for six weeks or longer -- if a long-term loan is not returned or renewed within 30 days of the due date, the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost of the item plus the $20 processing service fee and when applicable a $20 recall fine.  HOW TO RENEW
  • Long-term loan library materials, checked out for six weeks or longer, may be recalled.  The overdue fine for recalled items is $2 per day to a maximum of $20 per item. 
  • Retrieve from shelf is a service provided by KU Libraries to pull materials from the shelves and place them on hold for you at the location of your choice.


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Carmen Orth-Alfie
University of Kansas Libraries
Watson Library
(785) 864-8929

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