The Edmund Stanley Library provides the following services to every Friends University student who does not live in Wichita.
Library Online Resources
Online databases: Click on the “Resources” button on the top of the FriendLiCat homepage to go to an alphabetical listing of all the databases provided by the library. Many of these databases provide the full text of periodical articles. Click on the name of the database you want to search. Click on the “Info” button for a brief description of what subject(s) the database covers. Access to these databases is available off campus by using your Friends email username and password to log in (you will be prompted for this information).
Serial List: This online resource tells you which databases include a particular periodical (journal, magazine or newspaper) title. It also includes holdings information for the periodicals that Edmund Stanley Library owns. To use the Serial List, go to the FriendLiCat homepage and click on the “Serial List” button at the top of the page.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service and Document Delivery Service (DDS):
When you need an item (book, article, DVD/video, CD, etc.) from Edmund Stanley Library’s collection (DDS) or from another library (ILL), email the complete citation for the item you want to email@example.com or call Interlibrary Loan at 1-800-794-6945, ext. 5887. The Edmund Stanley Library will send you the item. You will be responsible for return shipping costs if we mail the item to you. Students in Lenexa and Topeka have the option of requesting delivery via courier and may choose to return the item either via courier or through the mail.
Using Public and Academic Libraries in Your Vicinity
In addition to using the resources and services of the Edmund Stanley Library, students who do not live in Wichita have the option of taking advantage of the resources and services of public and academic libraries in their vicinity. Most libraries will let you use materials and online resources in their facilities. Many will issue you a library card if you meet residency requirements. The card will allow you to check out materials and have remote access to online resources. Contact the library you are interested in using or call us if you would like more information on its policies.
Library Services for Lenexa and Topeka Education Centers
In addition to making use of the resources and services from the Edmund Stanley Library, students who do not live in Wichita have the option of taking advantage of the resources and services provided by libraries close to them. Below is a summary of services available from selected libraries in Topeka, the Kansas City metro area, Lawrence and Manhattan.
State Library of Kansas
Capitol Building, Room 343-N
300 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612
1-800-432-3919 (KS only)
Anyone may use materials and most online databases in the library. There are some online databases that are restricted to use by state government employees.
Anyone who lives or works in Topeka is eligible to receive a library card that will allow them to check out materials. Remote access of online databases restricted to use by state government employees is not available. The Edmund Stanley Library of Friends University provides remote access to the other databases that the State Library of Kansas has for all residents of Kansas.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Any resident of Topeka and/or Shawnee County is eligible to receive a library card. Holding a library card entitles individuals to full use of all the library’s resources and services.
In addition, the library has a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with member libraries of the Northeast Kansas Library System, so residents of the following counties are eligible to receive a library card: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Nemaha, Osage and Wyandotte.
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
Any Kansas resident 18 years of age or older is eligible for a Washburn University Guest Borrower Card. Guest borrowers may search online databases while in the library but do not have remote access privileges.
LENEXA (KANSAS CITY METRO AREA)
Johnson County Library
9875 West 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Anyone, regardless of where they live, is eligible to receive a library card. They must apply in person and must provide proof of current address. Holding a library card entitles them to full use of all the library’s resources and services.
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Any Johnson County resident may come into the library to get a county resident card, which will allow them to check out materials. They may also use online databases within the library but are not eligible for remote access.
Any person who is not a Johnson County resident is welcome to use materials and online databases within the library. They are not eligible for checkout or remote access privileges for online databases.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Kansas residents and students who provide proof of current enrollment at Kansas academic institutions are eligible for a KU Library Borrower Card which entitles them to check out materials. The annual fee is $10.
Any person in a KU library with public workstations (i.e., a limited number of computers that are not password-protected) may use online databases. Remote access of online databases is not available to individuals who are not affiliated with KU.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Any Kansas resident is eligible for a Non-K-State University Patron Library Card. The annual fee is $10 with verification of Kansas residence. The card allows the holder to check out materials.
Any person in a library on the K-State campus may use online databases since the K-State libraries do not password-protect their computers. Remote access of online databases is not available to individuals who are not affiliated with K-State.
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