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Fall Hours:

Mon - Thurs:  7:30 am - midnight 
Fri: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - midnight

Hours will vary for breaks, intersessions, late nights & holidays .

Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
 
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Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099

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Forsyth Library Catalog - A new search engine for our catalog!  Search for books, articles, and digital content - all in one place.

WorldCat - Find and request books from other libraries

Electronic Books

ACLS Humanities E-Books

Chicago Manual of Style Online - The online version of the 16th edition of the manual provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices in the digital age. Access also includes the Chicago Style Q&A, the 15th edition of the manual, and tools such as sample correspondence, proofreaders' marks and a quick guide to citation.

Credo Reference Books - Find information on any topic. Credo provides access to hundreds of in-depth encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject; over 300,000 images and audio files and millions of full-text encyclopedia entries.

EbscoHost E-book Collection Titles are viewable online, or download selected titles to your computer or e-book reader.These titles are limited to one user at a time.

Ebook Library (EBL) - Offering FHSU patrons access to 50,000 e-book titles. Read the books online and take notes, create citations, copy and print portions of the books, and much more. Prefer to read a book offline? You can download entire books to your chosen device. You can also find links for EBL books in the Forsyth Library Catalog. Your TigerTracks username and password are required. Questions? Contact (e-mail) Jennifer Sauer, Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Forsyth Library, or call her at 785-628-5262. Here are instructions for how to download Ebook Library resources to your computer or mobile device. These titles are available to unlimited users simultaneously.

Ebrary - Ebrary is a rapidly growing selection of electronic books from over 500 publishers. Training materials and users guides are available at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/training.jsp . These titles are limited to one user at a time..

Gale Virtual Reference Library - via Gale's cross-searchable platform, Artemis. Search over 1200 reference e-book titles, as well as Something About the Author and Literature Criticism Online.

HathiTrust - The HathiTrust Digital Library is an immense collection of resources in digital form from over 60 institutions worldwide. Their mission is to curate and preserve the cultural record, making it accessible for future generations. The library contains both public domain and copyright protected works. At this time FHSU users are able to freely access the public domain works in HathiTrust.

Literature Criticism Online - LCO is a curated compilation of literary commentary. Cross-search seven (7) titles previously available only on Forsyth Library's Reference Collection shelves: Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Children's Literature Review and Something About the Author. These resources provide scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals, and represent a broad range of modern and historical views on authors and their works, across regions, eras and genres.

Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society  

Oxford Reference Online   

Salem History - Search these Salem Press reference titles online: Milestone Documents in American History; Milestone Documents in World History; The Forties in America; The Fifties in America; The Sixties in America; The Seventies in America; The Eighties in America; and The Nineties in America.

Salem Science - Search these Salem Press reference titles online: Encyclopedia of Global Resources; Forensic Science

Something About the Author - Consisting of more than 225 volumes, 19,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images, this resource examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. But if you need more than just biographical information you can cross-search this resource with Literature Criticism Online and obtain additional information about the author's works, era, genres, criticism and analysis.

If Forsyth Library does not have book you need, you may request it from another library through InterLibrary Loan.

Resource Trials

Forsyth Library participates in  trials of electronic resources for review by faculty, students and staff of Fort Hays State University. Access is limited to authorized FHSU users unless otherwise noted. Use your TigerTracks username and password to try out these resources while available. If there is a resource you would like to have Forsyth Library offer as a trial please contact Jennifer Sauer.

There are no electronic resource trials at this time.

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