Open House
Kansas State University
Phone: 785-532-6250
1-800-432-8270 (toll free)

Events schedule

K-State Libraries


All activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Hale Library will be open until 7 p.m. Explore one of the most admired buildings on campus and the resources and technology it offers K-State students. Find the best study spots, collections of books and other media that the libraries offer while learning more about the story of K-State libraries. Stop by the welcome table at the main entrance of Hale Library to learn all about our activities.

Our story

The students are the biggest part of what makes our libraries special. Let our student ambassadors show you their favorite library spots and share their own stories highlighting what makes K-State Libraries so special for students.


Since its construction in 1927, Hale Library has had quite a few additions. Join our librarians on a historical tour and see how it has changed over time to better meet the needs of the students. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and start at the welcome table at the main entrance of Hale Library.

Special collections

The Morse Department of Special Collections, located on the fifth floor of Hale Library, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the fascinating Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible from our docents, view our one-of-a-kind “Kansas Cooks” exhibit and take home cooking recipes more than 100 years old. Visitors also can see how to view The Royal Purple yearbooks online and use our stereoscope to look at historical photographs in 3D.

See The Sights

Take some time to explore the library and all it has to offer. Shift the movable shelves, visit the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community studies, shop at the Friends Book Shop, browse reading collections and check out materials with your K-State ID or community patron card. See how K-State Libraries can make your time at K-State exceptional.

By the hour

Historical tours of Hale Library will take place at the following times:

10:15 a.m.           

10:45 a.m.           

11:15 a.m.           

12:30 p.m.           

1 p.m.   

1:30 p.m.