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About ESU's Library + Archives

Our Mission

As the intellectual heart of ESU, the University Libraries & Archives is fully integrated and engaged in teaching and learning. Fostering an intellectually open environment to inspire discovery and creativity, we cultivate a community of learners and scholars able to adapt and lead.

Our Vision

The University Libraries & Archives facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, and lifelong learning. We enrich academic experiences and achievement by providing resources, space for creation, cooperation and fraternization, and by teaching information literacy skills across the curriculum.

Library Hours

Click here to access basic library hours, special hours for the business offices and library services, and special hours during holidays and semester breaks.

Library Directory

Click here to access the library staff and faculty directory. This section also includes the faculty assignments for our liaison librarian program.

Library Policies

Click here to access our collection development policies, our policy for room reservations, our policy for food and drinks in the library, and more!

Kellogg Library Building, State Normal, Emporia, Kansas

Library's history

Since March 3, 1863, when the present Emporia State University was established as the Kansas State Normal School by the Kansas Legislature, the need for a library to meet the teaching and learning needs of faculty and students has always been a primary focus.

William Allen White Library

Emporia State University Research Studies

Emporia State Research Studies is published periodically as an electronic, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Intended for faculty and students interested in research, ESRS is an eclectic journal that publishes original scholarly and scientific works and original creative works accompanied by critical or scholarly analysis.