Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Student Appreciation at A. R. Dykes Library

Every year A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences contributes a few questions to the KUMC Annual Student Survey, and we always appreciate the students’ comments.  As we start the Fall, 2021 semester, we want to share some of our resources and services that were mentioned in recent surveys. Our building hours have been of concern.

Effective Spring 2021: A.R. Dykes Library Building Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

   Some of your responses highlight what you like about the library

 Other responses indicate you want to learn more

And still other things are "in the works" in response to the survey and coming soon! 

  • Dykes Library has a full range of research guides for medical, nursing and allied health students! Check out our full list.
  • Want to broaden your search skills? Reach out to your Biomedical Librarian Liaisons at
  • You can search all our Electronic Journal titles via the E-Journal Finder on our homepage. Select E-Books option for just the books!
  • You can set up personal accounts with many of the databases and journals you use most frequently. Check out our guide that describe the steps for our most popular resources.
  • The library has access to over 10,000 E-Books and 50,000 E-Journals! Search all our e-resources.
  • The top floor of the library is for quiet study. No phones, convo or gum popping, please! 😊
  • We have adjustable standing desks and treadmill desks to support you and your health while you study - stability balls, too.
  • Need a charger for your laptop or phone? Just ask at the front desk.

  • We love to hear from you! Chat with us or give us a call at 913-588-7166 from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Just use the link at the top corner of the homepage.


  • OR find our chat feature in any of these places


  • Working off campus? Always make sure to start at the library homepage to ensure you're getting all the access you should as a KUMC student. We have instructions here and suggest bookmarking our links.
  • If you're not seeing our Find It!@KUMC button, then you may not be getting the full text you're entitled to as a KUMC student. Make sure to follow our access instructions here.

  • If you don't see these, either start from our library's Google Scholar link or customize your Google account settings. You should be seeing our Find It!@KUMC links in Google Scholar!
  • Did you know we can help you locate articles even if your search returns a "not found in our collection" message? Just click the "Request this item" button. We're pretty speedy - try it!


  • Did you know we have the full Adobe Creative suite of software on our computers?
  • We post news and upcoming library events on our website.
  • Quick and Easy bookmarking:


  • Taking requests! If you think our collection is missing something, let us know!
  • Dykes' biomedical librarians offer a wide range of webinars on topics including PubMed, EndNote, and Embase. Check out our full list of recordings and please get in touch if you want instruction on something else. The Fall 2021 schedule is on the way.
  • We recently remodeled seven study rooms! Find them on the upper floor, southwest corner.
  • Tall and standard study tables with plenty of whiteboards and privacy screens are located throughout the upper floor for you to create single or group spaces.
  • Did you know we have power sticks scattered around the library? More power!
  • Did you know you can keep up on what is happening at Dykes Library by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram?
  • We'd love your feedback! Click here to share your thoughts with us.
  • Feeling generous? You can make a gift directly to the library via our A.R Dykes endowment fund.