Library Resources for Kansas Residents: In-Library Access & Services

This guide contains information regarding library services and resources for residents of Kansas.

Community Access Workstations

Community Access Workstations are computers available for KU campus visitors, including Kansas residents, in each of the following Lawrence campus KU Libraries:

Anschutz Library

Gorton Music & Dance Library

Murphy Art & Architecture Library

Spahr Engineering Library

                                         Watson Library

Community Access workstations provide access to many KU Libraries databases, e-journals and e-books.

Library visitors should stop by the circulation desk at these locations in order to gain access to one of the Community Access Workstations.  The desk supervisor will issue visitors a 60-minute reservation ticket for logging into the computer. Detailed information concerning the workstations can be found at

Circulating & Non-Circulating Collections

Circulating and non-circulating materials, including reference, closed stack, and journal collections, may be used in the libraries. 

Non-circulating materials may be used in the libraries only.

Borrowing of circulating materials requires a KU Library Borrower Card. See tab above for more information on obtaining a KU Library Borrower Card.

Scanning, Printing, & Copying

Scanning:  Free scanning is available in most library locations. You will want to bring a USB flash drive to save scanned documents, or you can choose to send them to your email.

Printing & Copying:

Visitors must purchase Visitor Printing/Copying Access at the services desk at either Anschutz Library (cash/checks, exact amt. only) or Watson Library (cash/checks/credit/debit).  Access can be purchased in 3 amounts - $1.00, $5.00, or $10.00.

Visitors can use their Visitor Printing/Copying Access at Anschutz, Watson, Art & Architecture, Music & Dance, Spahr, and the Wheat Law Library.

Printing is available from the Community Access Workstations. Cost of printing or copying is $0.08 per side for black & white pages and $0.48 per side for color pages. 

See Visitor Access Program for Printing and Copying in the KU Libraries for full details.

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In-Library Wireless Access

Wireless Beacon Image Campus visitors who wish to use their own laptops while visiting campus have access to the KUGuest Wireless NetworkThis is not a secure wireless network but can be used for occasional campus visitors.  Visitors using KUGuest who wish to access a wide range of the library databases should use the Community Access Workstations, as KUGuest does not allow access to most of the databases available on the workstations.

Services for People with Disabilities

The University of Kansas Libraries are committed to providing equitable access to information to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the KU community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and in collaboration with the appropriate University resource centers, library staff will make good faith efforts to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in obtaining, accessing, and making use of library resources, materials, and services.

For details on various services available for people with disabilities please see