Hale Library remains closed, but branch locations are fully operational. Online resources, interlibrary loan service, and library assistance is available.
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Hale Library FAQ

Operations, services, and information about the Libraries during fire recovery.

Hale Library's Physical Materials

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. 

Books located in Hale marked  as unavailable

Branch Libraries and the Annex

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.

and request retrieval links on find tab.
Replay retrieval request animation

Interlibrary Loan

We encourage K-State's students and employees to use our Interlibrary Loan Service to borrow materials that are not available.

  • For articles and book chapters less than 50 pages long, we will do our best to deliver it to you electronically as a pdf.  These deliveries usually happen in a matter of a few days.
  • For longer articles and book chapters, as well as loans of entire books, CDs, DVDs, etc, we will try to borrow for you from a partner library.  In most cases, we can get these items to you in a week or two.  Sometimes it will take longer.

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. 


Borrowing from KU Libraries

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. 

KU Libraries are located in Lawrence, Kansas, about 90 minutes by car from Manhattan. Please see their locations and hours page for more information.