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Access Policy

Library Affiliates
The A. R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences is open 24/7 to KUMC, KU Edwards, KU Lawrence and University of Kansas Hospital ID badge-holders and KUMC Emeritus Faculty.

Library Guests
Access is granted to Kansas Regents schools' faculty and students who are engaged in study or research related to the sciences and medicine with current student identification and between the hours of 8 am - 11 pm daily.

Dykes Library welcomes guests and non-affiliated students* who wish to use library resources for health information and scholarly research related to the health sciences. Guest access hours are 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday. For access on weekends between 8 am and 6 pm, please call the User Services desk at 913-588-7166.

During these business hours a temporary "Info Pass" may be granted for a period of up to 5 days. The Info Pass includes building access and onsite access to electronic resources. The pass does not allow access to library study rooms, remote access to electronic resources or library materials for check-out. Guests must present current photo ID and agree to the access policy. A valid form of photo ID must be presented at each visit to gain entry. After the Info Pass has been used for 5 days in a calendar year, a membership must be purchased to access the building and resources.

Library Memberships
A Library Membership includes building access, borrowing privileges, and onsite access to electronic resources. A membership does not allow 24 hour access, Library study room use or remote access to electronic resources.

Memberships may be purchased from the Library User Services desk from 8 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday. A current Library Membership Card, along with a valid form of photo ID (students may use a current student ID), must be presented at each visit to gain entry.

Members of the public are advised to call the User Services desk at 913-588-7166 or email to get more information about the Library's Access policy.

Any individual in the Library building without KUMC, KU, KU Hospital, Guest or Membership credentials will be asked to complete the permission process or leave the building immediately.

Any individual in the Library who is disruptive will be given a verbal warning to stop the disruptive behavior. If a second warning is warranted or if campus security is called, the individual will be asked to leave the building and forfeit use of the Info Pass or membership. No refunds will be given if an individual forfeits the membership due to disruptive behavior.

*Non-affiliated refers to non-Regents Kansas or other state colleges or universities
**Valid forms of photo ID include driver's licenses, passports, and active college/university ID badges

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