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A description of services available to WSU Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Users at Ablah Library


The Circulation Department of Wichita State University Libraries charges and discharges books and other items from client records, accepts payments of fines and fees, and offers supplies and other items for sale, like blue books, reusable bags and earbuds. 

All WSU students, faculty, and staff are eligible for library privileges and may check out as many items as they are willing to be responsible for. Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are eligible for extended loan periods on some 4 week items. GTAs must apply for this privilege each semester at the Circulation Desk. 


A valid Shockercard or valid drivers license is required to check out all library materials including, room keys, equipment, and technology. Community Users must have a current Community User library card. The Community User ID card may be obtained at the Circulation desk upon verification of current address and social security number. Patrons will be charged a $1.00 replacement fee for any lost or damaged card. Lost cards should be reported immediately to the Circulation Desk.

Faculty and GTAs are eligible for extended loan periods on some items that are normally checked out for four weeks. GTAs must apply for this privilege each semester at the Circulation Desk. 

Community users

Even If you are not currently affiliated with Wichita State University (including WSU alumni) you may still be eligible for limited library privileges. Please visit this page for our Community User Policies.

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