New to the library or need a refresher? Watch this short video for an overview of the services available to you this semester.
This newsletter is to let you know about important library services available to you. Whether you are a new or returning student, the library has services that help support you and your academic journey. Use the above tabs to navigate!
Your liaison librarian is an expert on the research resources in your area and can help you navigate them. Librarians are available through various remote contact options: phone, email and one-on-one virtual appointments. Visit Contact Your Librarian.
Don't know which librarian to contact? Just email the library using the form on Ask Us, and we'll direct it to the right librarian for you and be in touch.
If you want to know the basics of finding library resources, we've got videos!
There may be more videos specific to your area of study at Library Tutorials.
Want more than videos? We also have a Research Help Guide to help you get started.
You can also just Ask Us and we can walk you through your search remotely!
All assistance is offered remotely. We do not provide in-person service at this time, except by appointment.
For up-to-date details on our services during COVID, please refer to the KPU Library COVID-19 Response guide. Please follow current health guidelines and University COVID policies while in our spaces. Thank you!
Learn library basics by watching Library Resources for Students.
We have citation guides dedicated to helping you learn how to cite. Our guides cover the most popular citation styles, APA, MLA and Chicago.
You can also check out this e-resource, Academic Integrity, which has sections on these citation styles. Your instructor might also assign this resource to learn about plagiarism and earn an awareness badge!
We have a Research Help guide that gives an overview of the research process at the library. You'll learn how to select search terms, evaluate sources, and find articles relevant to your topic. We also have an e-resource called Doing Research written specifically for students, and covers the research process step-by-step. You can use it on your own, or your instructor might assign it!
Your KPU Card acts as your student ID, library card and printing card. You apply for it online, then make an appointment to pick up at one of our campus libraries once it is ready. You need it to borrow library items in-person and if you have a U-Pass. Some instructors require it for exams too, so ask them and give yourself plenty of time. The process can take days! Visit KPU Card on our COVID response guide for full details.
Visit Borrowing Equipment on our COVID response guide and there's full instructions on how to get on the waitlist.