About the KWU Memorial Library

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The KWU Memorial Library's catalog and databases may be accessedhere

From the Student Handbook:

“Memorial Library is the heart of learning on campus, offering informational and recreational materials for research, instruction, and entertainment. Memorial Library furnishes the campus community with access to over 63,000 book volumes and a peridocal collection of 9,500 journals and magazines. Its range of e-journals and e-books runs into the tens of thousands and continually expands in numbers. The library provides students with information stored in print, digital, audio, and video formats.

“Memorial Library has eighteen (18) networked computer stations on its first floor. Each unit gives users access to the internet, laser printers, the Memorial Library/Salina Public Library online catalog, the Kansas Library catalog, and numerous subscription databases, many of which provide the full-text of the journal and periodical articles indexed. The library offers interlibrary loan services, class reserve materials, a photocopy/pdf scanner machine, a microform/microfiche reader, and reference and reader services. The Curriculum Lab, located on the second floor, houses classroom resources for students from kindergarten through high school. Library staff members provide information literacy instruction to individuals and classes upon request. Additionally, Memorial Library engages in resource-sharing relationships with libraries of all types across the United States and Canada.”

Catalog sharing and collaboration with Salina Public Library

The KWU Memorial Library shares its online catalog with the Salina Public Library. This expands a number of services for both libraries.

  • Users may choose to search the catalog of only Memorial Library, only the Salina Public Library, or both.
  • KWU students may use their KWU ID card as their library card at both libraries, but will be subject to the individual check-out policies at each library.
  • Salina Public Library patrons may use their Salina Public Library card at Memorial Library, but will be subject to the individual check-out policies at each library.
  • Issues such as fines for late items or lost items must be addressed with/at the check-out library. 
  • Library patrons may also place a “hold” on an available item in the catalog, and specify whether they will pick the item up at Memorial Library or Salina Public Library. A courier runs between the libraries most weekdays.
  • Material checked out at either library may be returned to either library.

Contact information



The librarian is generally available 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday.

Phone:

            Front Desk: (785) 827-5541, X4120

Email:

            library@kwu.edu

Address:

            Kansas Wesleyan University Memorial Library

Campus Box 60

100 E. Claflin

Salina, KS 67401

Check-out periods

Check-out periods vary according to item types, so if you are unsure, it is best to ask. However, it is important to note that 1) items on reserve have checkout periods based on a number of varying factors, and most reserve items cannot leave the library, and 2) items checked out through interlibrary loan have due dates assigned by the lending library, and will vary depending on the lending library.

For items in the general collection, most items fall under these check-out periods:

            Books: 30 Days

            DVDs: 7 Days

Hours

While classes are in session, our hours are:

Monday - Thursday - 8 am to 11 pm
Friday - 8 am to 5 pm 
Saturday - 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday - 2 pm to 11 pm

During the summer session, our hours are:

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm

Memorial Library is closed when the campus is closed for holidays or weather.