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Where is Memorial Library located?
Memorial Library is located at 100 E. Claflin Avenue across the street (south) from University United Methodist Church. The building is east of the circle drive and west of the Student Activities Center. Click here for a campus map.
What are the Library’s hours?
Memorial Library is open during the academic year:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Our summer hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
When is a Reference librarian available to help me?
Memorial Library staffs two professional Librarians to assist you with reference questions. Generally the library is staffed by a professional librarian between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM Mondays -Thursdays.
How do I access the KWU databases off campus?
Kansas Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing access to databases to all students, regardless of where they are located. Therefore, Memorial Library has installed the EZProxy software. To access the databases, provide your KWU email account information when prompted. If you do not have a KWU email account, click here to send the IS department a request for an account. Access is limited to current students only.
Does the Library charge fines for overdue materials?
The library does not charge fines for overdue materials during the semester unless the materials have been borrowed from another library. The charge for overdue Interlibrary Loan materials is $1 per book per day. Items kept past the end of the semester incur a $20 fine for each item. If an item is permanently lost, a charge of $50 per book ($75 for videotapes and DVDs) is assessed to the student’s account. Transcripts will not be sent and students cannot enroll in classes until all financial obligations to the university have been met.
Can I borrow a book from another library?
Yes. There is no cost to receive an article or a book from another library. However, if the materials are returned to Memorial Library after the due date, a fine may be assessed.
I’m not a student at KWU, but I’d like to check out books. Can I get a library card?
All community members are welcome at Kansas Wesleyan University. Because Memorial Library and the Salina Public Library share a catalog, a valid Salina Public Library card in good standing may be used at Memorial Library to check out items.
Can I access the Internet in the library?
Yes, Internet access is available from Memorial Library from any library computer or through KWU's wireless network. Please remember Memorial Library does not allow pornography to be viewed or pornographic material to be printed in the library. For more information on KWU’s policy regarding Pornography, please consult the Student Handbook.
Are there any Internet restrictions at KWU?
Pornography or pornographic materials are not allowed. Please consult the Student Handbookfor more information.
Are food or drinks allowed in the library?
Drinks are allowed in the library. Please do not bring food into the library.
How can I access the library’s card catalog?
The library’s card catalog can be accessed in two ways. Access is available on the desktop of the computers in the library or over the Internet from the library’s homepage at KWU’s Online Catalog. Click here to access the online catalog.
Does the library have a copy machine?
Memorial library does have a copy machine. Copies are $0.05 each. Staff members are available to assist you with your copying needs.
Does the library have a printer?
Memorial Library has two black and white a laser printers, located on the first floor of the library. Printing is free to all KWU students. Community users are asked to limited printing to 10 pages.
Does the library have quiet study areas available to students?
The second floor of Memorial Library has two quiet study areas. One study area contains a TV/DVD and seats 1-4 people. The second study area can seat a group of 10 and has a TV/DVD/VCR player.
Does the library own DVDs or CDs?
Memorial Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and videos for a library its size. All users can check out Audio/Visual material with a valid KWU library card.
My professor placed an item on reserve. Can I check out this item?
The professor who has placed an item on reserve sets the checkout limits. Most items can be checked out from 2 hours (and do not leave the library) to 2 weeks. If an item cannot leave the library, or is "In-library use only", photocopies can be made at $0.05 per page. To protect the author(s) and publisher from copyright violations, Memorial Library will not make more than one copy of any item for the same individual.