Library Research Guide

Get anything, from anywhere!

K-State doesn't have what you're looking for?  

No problem: try Interlibrary Loan.

When K-State Libraries doesn't own a book, journal article, film, or other resource* that you need, we'll try to borrow it for you from another library.  We call this Interlibrary Loan.

How much does it cost?:  Interlibrary Loan requests are usually handled at no out-of-pocket cost to K-State students, faculty, and staff (meaning, you won't get billed for them!).  If there is a cost for the loan, you will be asked ahead of time if you still want the item--but this is very rare.

Using Interlibrary Loan with Get It: When you use the Get It button in our databases, the "Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan option will take you to the Interlibrary Loan request screen.

Interlibrary Loan requests can take:

  • 2-5 days for electronically received copies (typically articles, chapters, or sections from books 50 pages and under)
  • 3-10 days for books, videos, and anything else we get through the mail
  • Distance patrons need to plan a little more in advance and add additional 3-7 days for UPS delivery


*Sorry, we are unable to borrow textbooks through interlibrary loan.

Library Scanning & Printing

There are book scanners located in various buildings across campus. The default setting is grayscale, but they also scan in color. After you scan, select either "E-mail" to e-mail files to yourself or "Save Scanned Files" in order to save them to a USB jump drive. You can crop images using the "Edit Current Image" feature. 

iTAC's Media Center is currently located in Seaton Hall,  Room 01. They offer large flatbed scanners and several useful software programs, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, iWorks, Final Cut Pro, and Garage Band, among others. Using the Media Center's software, you can create 3-D design and animation, record and produce music and other audio, create and manage websites, and more.

If you'd like to make an appointment to use the scanner that can create very high-resolution digital image files of both your 3D and your 2D artwork for your portfolio, contact Jahvelle Rhone, Information Technology Coordinator, at (785) 532-4445, or email him at 

There are two free scanners located in Weigel Library in Seaton Hall. Remember, even if you're not an architecture major, you can still use Weigel's resources.

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