None of the physical materials that were housed in Hale Library at the time of the fire (4pm on May 22) are available. They are being inventoried and assessed.
The materials located at our four branch locations (the Math/Physics Library, Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design, the Veterinary Medical Library, and K-State Polytechnic Library) and those at the Annex, our offsite storage facility, are still available. See our Hours and Locations page to learn more about those branch libraries.
Our discovery tool, Search It, indicates where our physical materials are located, and it also shows whether the items are available to be borrowed. If they are available for borrowing, you can go to the branch library where they are located and use your K-State ID or community patron card to check out the items. If you would like to pick up an item at a branch library that is different than the one where the item is located, you will need to sign in to Search It and use the request retrieval link for the item. You can find that link on the Find it at the library tab below the title.
If the material you want is located at our Annex, you will need to sign in to Search It and use the request retrieval link for the item. You can find that link on the Find it at the library tab below the title.
We encourage K-State's students and employees to use our Interlibrary Loan Service to borrow materials that are not available.
We will email you to let you know when the item has arrived and to tell you how to get it. In the rare cases when we are not able to get the item you need, we will e-mail you to let you know that we have exhausted all our options.
KU Libraries have generously offered to provide free onsite borrowing privileges to K-State students and staff. You will need to bring your K-State ID card with you.