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Hours and Contacts

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
Contacts Directory
Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099

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General Information

For a listing of Forsyth Library Services, visit our Services page.

 Book Return

There are two book drops located on the north exterior side of the Library between the main entrance doors. These book drops are available at all times.

There is a book drop located at the Check-Out Desk in the lobby of the Library. It is available whenever the library is open.

There is a book drop for InterLibrary Loan book returns RM 112. It is available whenever the library is open.

Patrons are responsible for material(s) left on the counters and not placed in the book drops.

Coffee Bar

Located in the Roemer Lobby on Forsyth Library's main floor, our coffee bar offers a variety of coffee, tea and cappuccino. With 7 cappuccino flavors, hot cocoa, spiced cider, 2 different coffees, and 10 tea flavors, there is something for everyone.


Forsyth Library has two photocopiers for patron use. Please review the policy on copying for non-profit use if you have not done so already.

Copiers are located on the main floor across from the Circulation/Reserve Desk. Copies are $0.05 each for white paper and $0.10 for color paper. One copier is coin-operated and one uses a TigerCard. Either copier can be paid for in bulk at the Circulation/Reserve desk (cash, credit or TigerCard). Ask at the desk for assistance before copying if you would like to pay this way.

Two copiers are available to make prints from microfilm/microfiche. These are located in the center of the library's main floor and can be paid for at the Circulation Reserve desk (cash, credit or TigerCard). Copies are $0.05 each.

Printing from Library Computers

Forsyth Library offers self-serve printing from all library computers.

Self-serve print jobs sent from Windows (PC) stations print in black & white ONLY and are available for pick-up at the Circulation/Reserve desk. Print jobs sent from Mac stations default to color printing and are available for pick-up at the Learning Commons desk.

Printing rates are $0.05/page for B&W, $0.10/page for color text or color paper, and $0.25-$1.00/page for full-color images (depending on the size of the image).

The Learning Commons also offers assisted printing services.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located at the Circulation/Reserve Desk (main floor of the library to the left as you walk in the main doors).


The Library staff does not page individuals over the public address system.


There are restrooms located on each floor of the library, all in the northeast corner of the floor.

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