K-State Libraries support and advance the teaching, research and service mission of Kansas State University.
Elevating academic success
We manifest the land-grant values and rich history of our university. We elevate academic success as an integral partner in research, learning, and discovery. We advocate for our campus and our community, connect their imaginations to information, and number their successes among our own.
- Contribute to university innovation efforts through the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab and other programs and services of the Libraries
- Provide instruction in critical thinking as applied to conducting research and study through the Libraries' resources and educational programs
- Promote scholarship, particularly open scholarship, through activities of the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship
- Manage efficiently and effectively our financial and human resources to best serve the university and larger community
- Select and organize library collections, both print and electronic, for their use in teaching, learning and research
- Build special collections that focus on areas of strength of a land grant university
In addition to 5 locations, the Libraries maintain a robust online environment to support teaching, learning and research.
Our collections are comprised of over 3 million volumes and includes our Special Collections and university archives and digitizied materials. Our budget also supports online access to over 200 databases and over 90,000 electronic journals. Additionally, we support open accesss publishing initiatives.
Our people and services
The expertise of the Libraries faculty and staff is our greatest resource. Our dedicated staff work with the K-State community to provide services that supoort the mission of the university.
Awards and scholarships
Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards
Awarded annually, these awards recognize outstanding scholarhship among K-State undergraduate students. A winner in the freshman and non-freshman category each receive $1,000. Winners in the group category receive a minimum of $2,000.
The Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship provides $3,000 annually to support a project or internship that gives a student the experience of working in community, state or federal government or providing service in the nonprofit sector.