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Resources for Active, Guard, Reserve Services Members and Veterans


Ablah at nightThis guide was created for former and active military and their families. This guide will help you learn what University Libraries has to offer, as well as learn a bit about doing research.

The library offers a variety of workshops in the fall and spring semesters. Check out the workshop schedule and various topics at or scroll through the library calendar at!/month/.

Typical topics:

  • Identify Reliable Sources
  • Writing Papers in MLA and APA Style
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Writing a Lit Review
  • Tour Ablah Library

Community Users are welcome to use computers in Ablah Library. We have computers located in Reserve available for two hours a day for non-Wichita State students. Non-Wichita State students must be on-campus to use electronic library materials. Check in at the Reserve Desk for a user name and password. We also have a wireless network for guests to use with personal computer devices while on campus. Ask for details.

Community Users may also check out books. Click here for published policies for the Computer Use Policy, Library Facilities Use Policy and to find how to get a Shocker Card to check out books.

Ask a Librarian

Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library. 

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What are some reasons to contact a librarian?

‚Äč      To find the best resources for your topic
      To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
      To identify and locate primary source materials


If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary. 

See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.

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Chat with us or request a Zoom session via the adjacent chat box. Our chat service is staffed during Reference Desk hours
If chat is not available, send us a question via e-mail.

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   Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584

  Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582

  Music Library  316-978-3029

  Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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         Email a librarian with your question
         or fill out this form.




Subject Librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff with their research and library instruction needs. Use the left-hand navigation tabs to find the librarian assigned to a particular subject or college. Contact your subject librarian for assistance or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation.

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