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Library FAQs

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 when classes are in session for Fall and Spring semesters:
Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday – 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM

During the summer, our hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The library will be closed for federal holidays. Please check the main library page for specific hours, especially between semesters and summer sessions.

When is a Reference librarian available to help me?
Generally the library is staffed by a professional librarian between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays and between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. You can email Dr. Mirtz with a question at

How do I access the KWU databases off campus?
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, faculty, and staff 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 to replace the book or DVD 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. Please use our Interlibrary Loan service to request a book from another library.  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 Handbook for more information.

Are food or drinks allowed in the library?
Drinks in covered containers and small snacks are allowed in the library. Please do not disturb other students with your food.

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 copier or scanner?
Memorial Library has a scanner available so that you can scan to your email and then print from our computers. Scanning is free to your email. Copies can be made only with a KWU copy card. The library does not provide copy cards.

Does the library have a printer?
Memorial Library has a black and white laser printer, located on the first floor of the library. Printing is free to all KWU students. Community users are asked to limit printing to 10 pages.

Does the library have study rooms available to students?
The second floor of Memorial Library has two study rooms. One room seats 1-4 people. The second study room can seat a group of 6 and has a TV/DVD/VCR player.

Does the library own DVDs or CDs?
Memorial Library has an extensive collection of  DVDs. All users can check out DVDs for a one-week period 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 for 2 hours and do not leave the library. If an item cannot leave the library or is "In-library use only," the material can be scanned and then printed. To protect the author(s) and publisher from copyright violations, only one copy of any item can be made for the same individual.