KU Libraries

We collaborate with experts in the digital humanities to provide a network of support for open educational research, open pedagogy, open data set development, and integrated research opportunities.

Library Intervention at Critical Points in Time


  • Scholarly Communication and Copyright Resources

    Scholarly communication refers to the complex system of creation, dissemination, and use of the products of scholarship, both formal and informal, and the social, legal, and economic issues and pressures at play on the system. Copyright is a legal regime that heavily informs the scholarly communication system, and which students, faculty, and staff all participate in as both creators and consumers.

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others" (Hewlett Foundation). OER and related practices are an approach to overcoming cost and reuse barriers to the benefit of students and instructors.

  • Help Guide for Online Students

    This guide contains library services for students participating in online and distance classes at KU.

  • Streaming Video Collections

    View the catalog of streaming video collections provided by KU Libraries as well as other multi-media resources.

  • Request Library Instruction

    Invite KU Librarians to introduce and teach your online students how to use their resources.

  • Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can be used to borrow library materials or obtain copies of articles or book chapters currently not available from KU Libraries, or not owned by the KU Libraries. Through cooperative agreements, participating libraries share their collections with students, faculty, and staff from other libraries.

  • Off-campus Access to Online Resources

    Electronic resources available from the KU Libraries web site are licensed by the University of Kansas Libraries for non-commercial use by KU faculty, staff, students, and on-site visitors at KU campus locations, for educational or research purposes only. This page describes who can access restricted content, how to access this content under normal circumstances, and how to troubleshoot common issues.