Information for International Students

K-State Libraries are for you

Welcome to the Libraries! We're excited you're here. This page was designed for our more than 2000 international students on campus. Here you will find a brief overview of our most important resources and services. To get started, watch the video shown below.


Did you know? 

  • Hale Library is the largest of the university's libraries.  It has five floors, with many spaces for group study. The entire 3rd floor is a quiet zone.
  • During the semester, Hale Library is open until 12 am from Sunday through Thursday. Find out when we're open here.
  • Students can eat, drink, and sleep in the library.
  • We have a Meditation Alcove on the 4th floor of Hale Library.
  • There is no limit on the number of items you can check out from K-State Libraries.
  • We have over 200 computers for your academic and personal use. We also have printers, copiers, and free scanning
  • Like most American university libraries, K-State does not provide textbooks for current classes. Ask a librarian to help you find out if we have the textbook you are looking for.

Important Services and Resources


My Library Account

Access to your personal account allows you to manage all of your library materials in one place.Watch this brief video to learn how to access your account. 



Ask a Librarian

If you need any help with your research, or have any question about K-State Libraries, we are here to help. You can email us (, call us (785-532-3014), text us (785-727-4116), chat with us, or make an appointment with us. Feel free to ask us any question or stop by to just say hi!


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you need a book, article, DVD, or other item that is not in our collection, we will get it from another library. This service is free to all K-State students. To access ILL, log in with your K-State eID and password.



Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by our international students

Where is the best place to study in Hale Library?

There are five floors in Hale Library with lots of space for students to study. The entire 3rd floor is the official quiet area in Hale Library. 

Where are open computers located, and do I need to log into the computers at Hale Library?

K-State InfoCommons has computers on four different floors. The 2nd floor has the majority, but those computers are the most highly used. The 1st floor has about 50 computers. The main parts of the 3rd and 4th floors also have computers.

To use the computers in Hale Library, you do not need to log in with your K-State eID. If you need to print something, you will need to have your K-State ID Card and know your eID and password.

Is there language software installed on the computers in Hale Library?

Not at the moment. If you know of any language software that you think would help our international student community, please let us know by filling out the suggestion form!

Can I access library resources from home?

Yes you can! To access our resources form any place off-campus, sign in with your K-State eID and password.

Last updated: 08/24/2016