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    The University of Kansas Libraries ( provide world-class collections, the latest resources & friendly assistance to researchers at KU & worldw

    Curious what book is most popular in your state? According to this recent data from e-book library Scribd, Kansans are especially keen on "The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy"...

    Share your research questions with our librarians by whatever means you'd prefer: chat, text, call, email - or simply ask us in person!

    Start with us! No matter what you're studying, KU Libraries have world-class collections and scholarly resources for your research papers, projects and coursework—and friendly staff with the expertise to help you find exactly what you need.

    Check out the Art & Architecture Library's latest digital exhibit, a collection of FSA photos that was responsible for "introducing America to Americans." Dust Storm in Elkhart, KS by KU Libraries, via Flickr

    Mmm...breathe it in! J.T. Siems has created a formula to evoke the feeling of sitting in an old library chair while reading your favorite book.

    The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books

    In honor of election day, here's a sampling of political bumper stickers from the Wilcox Collection in KU's Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

    Bernadette Gray-Little, KU Chancellor is reading Winter's Bone. Are you?

    Kevin Corbett, President of the KU Alumni Association, and his good buddy Jay are reading Winter's Bone. Are you?

    Oh, Ree, she's a feisty one. #RAL12

    Images of the recent flooding and cleanup efforts at KU's Murphy Art & Architecture Library

    KU Social Media Triathlon. Through Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare. Check in at the Libraries for a prize! #exploreKU

    Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books

    E-Readers: Teaching Us to Read Again

    Want to learn Spanish? KU's Collaborative Digital Spanish Project (Acceso) is an open-access (FREE!) digital learning environment designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.

    Behind the scenes look at how KU Libraries conservation department repairs old, rare books.

    It's a dirty job, but Cheyenne Bsaies, our summer intern in the Stannard Conservation Lab, got muddy today to help prep for a training session on how to treat flooded (and mudded) books.

    Great photo resource: KU Office of University Relations photo library. Low-resolution versions of the photos copyrighted by KU may be downloaded and used free of charge! We ask that you not alter photos and that you use this photo credit with the images: "KU University Relations." -- High-resolution images are available for a fee.

    READ with Jay Hawk and Baby Jay @ KU Libraries!

    KU Jayhawks Coach Bill Self READ poster. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

    Art & Architecture librarian Susan Craig has compiled this guide on Researching Campus Buildings at KU.

    André Letria "The book: an umbrella against ignorance"

    Madam Librarian: Carrie Watson, KU's beloved and controversial head librarian from 1887 to 1921, via KU History

    The University Archives houses photographs, records, and scrapbook, among other items, related to Student Life and Organizations

    Check out this online exhibition on the history of Allen Field House from Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Lots of great photos. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

    The athletic tradition at KU is long , and is inevitably a part of the University’s history. University Archives Athletics collection documents the legendary coaches and athletes, as well as lesser known individuals.

    KU Traditions Past: May-pole Scrap and May Fête (via Inside Spencer: the KSRL Blog)

    Patron Saint of “Russian” Librarians… Friedrich von Adelung was a Prussian historian, linguist, and bibliographer, a.k.a. Fedor Pavlovich Adelung. via Inside Spencer: the KSRL Blog

    The Edible Book Festival at KU Libraries on Friday, March 30, 2012. Shown: Brittle Women.

    Edible Book Festival 2012. Shown: Sheila Orth's entry for "The Big Hungry Bear."

    Our ever-crafty designer, Courtney Foat, created this gift basket from recycled microfiche. Could start a trend...

    Visiting Scholar Devoney Looser, Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia discussed her use of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library's collections in researching her in-progress biography of two fascinating, once-celebrated and now little-known British historical novelists from the early nineteenth century: Jane and Anna Maria Porter. A Spencer Speaker Series presentation and reception. Learn more about Spencer's collections and services at

    Need to find up-to-date polling and survey data? Our Political Science librarian created this guide to help:

    Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens! Here's the title page of the first edition, first printing of A Christmas Carol, with a beautiful illustration by John Leech.

    Making an accordion-fold book at "Folded and Sewn," a bookbinding workshop offered by Whitney Baker and Roberta Woodrick at the University of Kansas Libraries.

    From left to right: Erin Gomer, Allison Brewer, Haley Trezise, Kyle Sederstrom, Roberta Woodrick, Whitney, Elena Brebenel, Noah Smutz. Staff and volunteers at "Folded and Sewn," a hands-on bookbinding workshop taught by KU Libraries' conservators Whitney Baker and Roberta Woodrick on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Attendees were introduced to simple, non-adhesive bindings, including an accordion-folded book, a sewn pamphlet, a tab/slot book and folded booklet. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Jerry and Katherine Stannard Conservation Laboratory was included.

    Research on display from WGSS 327: Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies course

    National Poetry Month 2012 poster, just unveiled at