Self Checkout/ Self checkin
KU libraries now offers self-service checkout system. This service enables all library users to checkout materials without the help of library staff. Self-checkout machines are available on all KU libraries.
The library's book holdings currently number nearly 100,000 volumes, as well as hundreds of maps, CDs and thousands of multimedia items. You can search for these items using the library catalog. The catalog has two modes for searching: basic and power. The basic catalog search lets you find items by words or phrase, author, title, subject, series, or periodical title. You can also limit your search to a particular branch. The power search lets you search by the previous options as well as ISBN or ISSN. It also lets you combine searches with Boolean operators as well as limit your search by item type. Last, you can browse the collection by call number.
The library offers a rapidly expanding collection of:
books, eBooks, academic journals, electronic resources, popular fiction titles and magazines, as well as a growing collection of maps and DVDs.
Users can search the library collection on-campus at the intranet page or from any location off-campus using our library website.
Number of books: 76,322
Number of e-Books (estimate): at least 100,000
Number of print journal titles: 1044
Number of e-Journal titles: 25,972
Number of maps: 971
Number of online databases: 169