Libraries + Archives
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Emporia State University Libraries + Archives
As the intellectual heart of ESU, the Libraries + Archives is fully integrated and engaged in teaching and learning. With over one hundred databases, thousands of print and electronic resources, access to 50+ computers/laptops, a Learning Commons area, and so much more, the Libraries + Archives is here to help you succeed at your academic adventure here at ESU!
Libraries + Archives Access Times – “We Care About Helping You”
MAIN LIBRARY BUILDING HOURS
(Includes 2nd Floor Area, Information Desk, and Library Services)
- Mondays-Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Fridays, 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Closed Saturdays
- Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Learning Commons* (Lobby) Hours: Open 24/7 Use Hornet ID to Enter
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
Includes Room 119 and Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
- Mondays - Fridays 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (or by appointment)
RESEARCH HELP + INFORMATION SERVICES
Available during the summer
- Mondays - Thursdays 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. (in person and online)
- Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (in person and online)
- Sundays 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. (online only)
Tutoring + Writing Assistance
The Academic Center for Excellence and Success is located on the 2nd floor of the William Allen White Library. ACES provides tutoring services and student success programs.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center offers one-on-one services, workshops and help structuring papers.
Explore Library + Archives
The library has lots of study space available for students with some areas reservable with access to computers and monitors for collaborative projects.
Special collections + Archives
The Special Collections + Archives is the repository for records and artifacts of permanent, historical value produced or received by ESU that pertain to its development, functions and represent ESU in a regional, national and globally.
William Allen White Book Award
The William Allen White Children's Book Award is the oldest statewide children's book award in the United States, established in 1952 by the late Ruth Garver Gagliardo, a children’s literature specialist at Emporia State University.