Community Users are eligible for limited library privileges. A Shocker ID card is required to checkout library materials and may be obtained at the Circulation desk in Ablah Library. There are three types of Community Users:
Community Borrower: adult resident of Kansas; Kansas student in the 9th grade or above
Community Researcher: current paid member of the WSU Alumni Association; Innovation Campus affiliate, e.g.Airbus employee; member of the WSU Board of Trustees; spouse/partner of WSU faculty or staff member; faculty member or student affiliated with another Kansas institution of higher ed that is currently a member of KCALDD (Kansas Council of Academic Library Deans and Directors)
Library Associate: current paid member of the Library Associates of the University Libraries
For information on each type of community user, please use the tabs above.
If you have questions, contact the Circulation Desk at 316-978-3582.
Community Borrowers are:
Checkout and Other Privileges
Library Card Guidelines for Community Borrowers
Community Borrower privileges do NOT include:
Exceptions: Reserve, interlibrary loan, and study room reservations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by Access Services staff.
Community Researchers are:
Checkout and Other Privileges
Shocker ID Card Guidelines for Community Researchers
Community Researcher privileges do NOT include:
Exceptions: Reserve, interlibrary loan, and study room reservations will be handled on a case-by case basis by Access Services staff.
The Library Associates was established to help build support in the community for the University Libraries. Each year, the organization sponsors informational community programs and engages in activities designed to create public awareness. All persons interested in the Libraries are eligible for membership.
There are three categories of membership:
President's Club $3,500
Library Associate members at any level receive the following checkout privileges:
Library Associate membership fees may be sent to the Office of the Dean, University Libraries, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67208-9988. Include phone number and email address. Specify membership level. To obtain a Library Card to checkout materials, go the Circulation Desk in Ablah Library.
Shocker ID Card Guidelines for Library Associates
Library Associate checkout privileges do NOT include:
Exceptions: Reserve and study room reservations will be handled on a case-by case basis by Access Services staff.
To obtain a WSU library card, Community Users must provide proof of Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). In order to protect its financial interests, the University works with the State of Kansas to participate in the State’s set-off and write-off programs which requires the University to provide either a SSN or FEIN. WSU Libraries keeps private patron information secured in a locked drawer. SSNs are entered into the Library’s circulation system, but are not accessible to student employees. Community User registration cards are shredded after one year of no activity if no financial hold has been placed on the library account.