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Kenneth Spencer Research Library


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Kenneth Spencer Research Library Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:

  • Kansas Collection ((785) 864-4274), with books, manuscripts, photographs and other records of the area;
  • Department of Special Collections ((785) 864-4334), with rare books and manuscripts in literature, history and natural history;
  • University Archives ((785) 864-4188), the repository of KU History. Changing exhibitions highlighting the library's holdings are mounted throughout the year.


Hours: Open year-round, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Located on Poplar Lane on the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence.
Phone: 785-864-4334
Fax: 785-864-5803
Our Website:spencer.lib.ku.edu/index.htm
Pedestrians can reach the library by passing through the rotunda of Strong Hall on Jayhawk Boulevard and crossing the terrace which connects Strong with the Spencer Library or by entering the ground floor door of Spencer from the covered parking area off Poplar Lane.

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