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Dykes Library Affiliations

We work with many groups locally, statewide, regionally, and nationwide to accomplish our goals.


University of Kansas Libraries
Clendening History of Medicine Library
Farha Medical Library


National Network of Library of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 3 goal is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 3, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The world’s largest biomedical library, National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.
Medical Library Association (MLA) is a global, nonprofit educational organization, with a membership of more than 400 institutions and 3,000 professionals in the health information field.
Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MCMLA) is a chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA), a professional organization of individuals and institutions in the health sciences library field.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Kansas Library Association operates to promote library and information service to the state of Kansas, foster cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library and information service, and to further professional development of its members.
Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) is an active consortium consisting of nearly 900 libraries or library systems in eight states. MALA was established in 1978 as the Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network (KCMLIN) with a mission to "develop, coordinate, promote, and share information resources and facilitate professional development." MALA offers interlibrary loan courier delivery service, professional development workshops and consulting.
Library Hours and Contact Info

Library Building
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 11pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 11pm

Reference Services
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

A.R. Dykes Library
Mailstop 1050
2100 W 39th Ave
Kansas City KS 66103