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Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Summer Semester
Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Closed Saturday & Sunday

When classes are not in session, Library Hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday


Lisa Craft
Library Director
(785) 826-2675

Undergraduate Services Librarian
(785) 826-2637

Judy Dechant
Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions
(785) 826-2635

Pam Bower
Circulation and Cataloging
(785) 826-2636

Student Positions

Student positions require that you be enrolled at K-State in at least six credit hours during the fall or spring semester. (In the event that an applicant is granted an interview, a copy of his/her class schedule must be presented at this time.) Students eligible for Work Study receive preference.  K-State's complete eligibility policy including summer work.

Application process

  1. Download and complete the Student Employment Application
  2. Attach application to an email to pbower@k-state.edu
  3. Set the subject of your email. In the subject line of your e-mail, type Students – [Position(s) you are applying for].  Up to three positions can be listed in the subject line of a single application. Preference will be given to the first position listed by the applicant. The position(s) named must be currently open to receive consideration. 
  4. Attach a résumé. A résumé is desirable but not required and can be attached to the electronic application. 
  5. Send the email. We will contact you if you are chosen for an interview.

If you are not contacted for an interview and wish to be considered for a subsequent opening in the same semester, please inform our student hiring coordinator, Pam Bower at pbower@k-state.edu or 785-826-2636.  A new application is required each semester.

Library Policies

  • A current KSU ID or other approved library card is required to borrow materials. The loan period is 30 days for students, and all other borrowers, and 120 days for faculty and staff. Audio-visual materials, including videotapes, circulate for 7 days for students and all other borrowers, and 30 days for faculty and staff. Popular videos circulate for 5 days only for all borrowers.
  • Materials can be renewed twice in person, unless there is a hold or another request for the item. Reference and reserve items do not usually circulate outside of the library.
  • Overdue Fines:. 
$0.25 / day Books & other materials 
$1.00 / day Videos 
$1.00 / day Periodicals
  • Lost/Damaged Items: 
$10.00 Processing Fee for each item 
$55.00 Lost/Damaged Repalcement Fee for each item
  • Food and Drink: 
Food and drink are allowed in the library. Please do not have food and drink around computer workstations.
  • Reserves: 
Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk. The reserve collection primarily consists of materials selected by faculty to supplement their courses and which need to be made available to many students throughout the semester. Nearly all Reserve items are for 2-HOUR check out and in-library use ONLY.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL): 
Many times our collection will not contain the items you need, and in these cases we can borrow materials from other cooperating libraries. We have a statewide agreement in Kansas for I.L.L, but we can also try to borrow from outside of the state. I.L.L.s may involve charges which are the sole responsibility of the borrower, although most of our transactions are at no charge, and the usual waiting period for items is 5-10 days. Materials borrowed from the KSU Libraries on main campus are considered interlibrary loans.  ILL services are not available to non-university library users.  
  • We actively solicit the input of both students and faculty in suggesting materials for the library collection. You can talk to one of the library staff or fill out a Materials Request Form.

Library Vision

The K-State at Salina Library will be a model of excellence for technical libraries in service and resources. The library will endeavor to contain the finest and most current technical and scientific information through collection development, modern computing, and telecommunications technology.

The mission of the K-State at Salina Library is to support the college in its mission of teaching, scholarship, and service, and to support resource sharing in the community and state. In striving to fulfill these goals, the philosophy of the library is changing.  The Library is no longer a warehouse of materials, it is a facilitator of information exchange.  Successful implementation of these goals is influenced by a tradition of providing print and non-print resource materials, the promise of new technologies, and well-trained library staff who facilitate information access.

The K-State at Salina Library welcomes and supports all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning.  Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, electronic databases, programs and other resources.

We believe in the freedom  
To Read, 
To Learn, 
To Discover.

Library Forms

Interlibrary Loan Request

Library Purchase Recommendation

Reserves Add Form

Reserves Removal Form