COVID-19 updates

Students and instructors should check this page frequently for updates regarding the Libraries and COVID-19. Information will be added as it becomes available.

For more information regarding academic continuity visit the university’s Keep Teaching webpage. For the latest information regarding K-State’s response to COVID-19 visit the COVID-19 updates webpage.


Mask requirements

In accordance with K-State’s mask policy, masks are required at all times while inside any of our library locations.


Library locations

All library locations have reopened. The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections is available by appointment only. Please see our hours and locations page for details.

Safety Measures

The health and safety of our staff and patrons are of the utmost importance.

  • Cleaning materials are available to clean computer stations or study areas before use.
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Some materials like staplers and dry erase markers have been removed. Patrons should bring their own dry erase markers.

Changes to Hale Library Group Collaboration Rooms Policies

  • Rooms must be reserved online; they cannot be reserved on site.
  • You do not need to check in on the room monitors to keep your reservation.
  • Reservations can be made up to one month in advance.


Access to research

Online access

Several resources are available online for research materials and can be accessed remotely. Some resources will require users to log in with their K-State E-ID and passwords.


Research help

Librarians and staff are available to answer research questions or to provide help with using online resources. Chat services are available for contact free online support. To contact your subject librarian email them directly.

View our chat and library help hours

Get research help


Research guides
are also available. These guides are divided by subject and can help you navigate the best ways to find articles and research related to your class. We have created a Teaching and learning guide to help instructors move their courses online, and provide information about all the many ways the Libraries can be a part of their instruction


Teaching and instruction

Librarians will continue to provide teaching support by collaborating with instructors. We feel it is especially important during this time of change that instructors encourage their students to reach out to the Libraries for research help. The Libraries also offer online instruction modules.

Learn more about library instruction


Access to textbooks

K-State Libraries can scan chapters from our textbook collection and request chapters from other libraries as well. To maximize your chance of success, please request only those portions of books that you need.

To place a request for a chapter of a textbook, use the Interlibrary Loan request form. We will work to get you a scanned copy either from our collection or another library.


Returning materials

You are welcome to return items to us at any of our library service desks or book drops or by mailing the item to us.

Learn more about how to return materials

K-State Libraries' materials: If you have a K-State Libraries item that is due, but you are not able to return it to us prior to the due date, you should try to renew that item online by logging in to your account. If you cannot renew the item, please e-mail halecirc@k-state.edu so we can make accommodations.

Interlibrary Loans: If you have an Interlibrary Loan item that is due, but you are not able to return it to us prior to the due date, please e-mail ill@k-state.edu so we can make accommodations.