Thursday, August 27, 2015

Issues connecting to electronic books?

If you use a Safari browser on your mobile device to access full-text content for e-books in the Dykes Library's collection, please be aware that optimal results for some databases cannot be guaranteed. Try using an alternative browser.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fee-Free Interlibrary Loan for KUMC and KU Hospital through A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences

The A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences is waiving the costs of Interlibrary Loan fees for all KUMC and KU Hospital faculty, staff and students as of July 1, 2015. Based on employee and student survey comments, KUMC customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the fees charged to them for interlibrary loan. Library director, Jameson Watkins and the Dykes library staff in Content and Access have decided that instead of spending staff time billing KUMC and hospital employees, staff will use that time to offer better services such as exploring other models for providing immediate full text content to users.

Beginning July 1, the library will absorb all costs charged by other libraries for interlibrary loan services provided to KUMC campuses. For more information on interlibrary loan services, please go here or contact the library staff  here

Friday, May 22, 2015

Library Proxy Server Offline Friday Night, the Library's content proxy server is scheduled for maintenance beginning around 9PM Friday, May 22.
There will be potentially around 2 hours of intermittent downtime. This will mean no off-campus access to licensed content through, affecting all full-text links in VuFind, E-Journal Finder, the databases page, and FindIt.
Direct links to resources, links without the proxy address prefix will not be affected. Off-campus users should be able to use VPN/Direct Access with non-proxied URLs.

For example, remove
"" from your links.

From a FindIt URL like this:

remove this:

and use this:

We apologize for the inconvenience.