Monday, December 5, 2016

Stress Relief Finals Week

Join Dykes Library for Stress Relief Finals Week as we support KUMC students with ways to de-stress! We will be featuring the following events:
All Day
Fortune Cookies located at the Users Service Desk well supplies last.
Sanity Stations which include coloring and crafts are located on the upper and lower floor of Dykes Library.

1 Day Events
Massages, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy (← Click link for details)

Flavored Water located at the Users Service Desk. Help us stay green, B.Y.O.C. (bring your own cup).

Coffee and Tea located at the Users Service Desk. Help us stay green, B.Y.O.M. (bring your own mug ).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Jawhawk Break 2016

Please join Dykes Library as we sponsor the Jayhawk Break's coffee cart:

8-9 Am
Murphy Lobby
Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 2016

Free coffee, tea, and light refreshments. 
Help us stay green, B.Y.O.M. (bring your own mug ). 

Coffee and Go!
Coffee and Convo! 

Feel free to ask us any library questions (Example: What is the status of my ILL request?)!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

International Open Access Week 2016

When: October 24-30 2016

What: Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Come learn how to advance your research with Open Access.

Theme: The “Open in Action” theme highlights the researchers, librarians, students, and others who have made a commitment to working in the open and how that decision has benefited them—from researchers just starting their careers to those at the top of their field.

How does Dykes Library support OA? KU's One University Open Access (OA) Author Fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship... please go here to view a list of KU/KUMC authors who have been  awarded KU One University OA funds.  Request OA Funding here.  Additionally, publication consultations through the Research and Learning Department and through the One University OA Fund team are available for researchers to identify high-quality open access journals to publish within and to navigate questions of copyright and authors' rights.

Highlighted OA Event: Please help us celebrate International Open Access Week with an event  on October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences. Box lunches will be available for the first 50 guests after a brief program. Please bring your research and publishing questions.  Library professionals will be available for consultations on such topics as OA, publishing, copyright, author identifiers.  Enter your name in a drawing for an orchid plant after registering with ORCID. Assorted OA promotional materials will be available.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Banned Books Week

Does Dykes Library have any banned books? Yes, Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks /. Crown Publishers,. 

Can I check it out? Yes, call number: WO 690 S628i 2010

A list of frequently challenged classics:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Have you moved since Election Day 2015? Make sure you’re registered to vote at your new address!

We'll help you register and answer any and all questions that you have about the process:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Dykes Library
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, August 29, 2016

Library Proxy Server Maintenance

The Library's content proxy server ( will be offline briefly on the morning of Tuesday, September 6th for scheduled security updates.  This will mean no off-campus access to licensed content through which will affect all full-text links in the catalog, E-Journal Finder, the databases page, and FindIt.

Direct links to resources (i.e. 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 part:

and use this:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

10th Annual Hot Dog Bash

Monday August 22, 2016
Murphy Courtyard
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
.New and returning students be sure to bring your KUMC student ID and enjoy!

Sponsored by Dykes Library, Student Services, and Alumni Association.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Request Materials (ILLiad) Down for Maintenance

The Request Materials (ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan) system will be down on Wednesday, July 20th for maintenance.  During the system maintenance you will not be able to place new requests or retrieve existing requests.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  For questions, please contact library staff at 913-588-5073.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Finals Stress Relief Event

Free Chair Massages for KUMC Students
Located on the Upper Floor of Dykes Library
Friday, May 6, 2016
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Student and instructors from WellSpring School of Allied Health will provide massage therapy to KUMC students as a part of finals stress relief week. Students are welcome to line up for a moment of tranquil serenity. Please note: This is a first-come-first served basis.  
Sponsored by Student Life and Dykes Library

Monday, April 18, 2016

Research Guides Unavailable 4/26-27

Dykes Library Research Guides (LibGuides) will be unavailable April 26-27 as we migrate to LibGuides v2. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We are excited about the new system and would be happy to meet with you to provide training or to get started using Research Guides.

Contact Dykes Library Research & Learning with any questions.