Building Hours

Extended Hours for Finals

Dec 13 – 7:30am – 7:30pm
Dec 14 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Dec 15 - CLOSED
Dec 16 - CLOSED

Winter Break Hours
Dec 17 - 21 - 8am - 4:30pm 
Dec 22 - Jan 1 - CLOSED

Research Help Hours

Mon-Fri - 8am - 4:30pm
Sun - 

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Research Phone: 
Call: 785-639-6180


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Faculty Services

Faculty Guide to Forsyth Library:

A guide to Forsyth Library materials and services for on-campus faculty at Fort Hays State University

Forsyth Library Informational Videos:

Videos with information about Forsyth Library's services, databases, research assistance and Learning Commons.

Forsyth Library Liaisons:

Liaisons provide a personal connection to facilitate communication and provide library services to academic departments and other FHSU stakeholders. Your liaison will also send you our quarterly faculty newsletter, The Library and U, to let you know about new services and databases, upcoming events, and other library news.

Library and Research Skills Instruction Sessions:

Forsyth Library collaborates with educators to teach information literacy, research skills, and lifelong learning skills that students can transfer to other courses and apply beyond the University. Sessions can be delivered in a variety of settings and formats, and are designed to fit the needs of the class and students. Request a session online through Forsyth Library Instruction Request form.

Library and Research Skills Online Tutorials:

Forsyth Library provides online guides, videos, and modules that cover a variety of information literacy skills including choosing and narrowing a topic, developing a research question, effectively searching library databases, and more. These can be used independently, assigned by an instructor, or embedded into a course. Collaborate with your liaison to design a customized tutorial to fit your needs, or browse one of our existing tutorials.

Exam Proctoring:

Forsyth Library Teaching & Research department staff members are available to proctor exams in the library for students. Proctors can be requested online.

Open Educational Resources:

Request a customized list of potential open educational resources (OERs) for use in your course, learn to search for OERs yourself, or get help with Creative Commons Licensing. The FHSU OER web page has more information about OERs.

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have a book or article you need, you can request it via interlibrary loan (ILL) and we'll borrow it from another library for you.

Scholarly Communication

Get help with scholarly publishing, including formatting references, learning about bibliometrics, choosing a journal, reviewing a publication agreement, and uploading articles to the FHSU Scholars Repository.

Study Space

The Faculty Study Room, FL 017, can be reserved online. Ask at the Learning Commons Desk to get the access code. If you would like to reserve a larger space, such as the computer lab, the South Study Area, or the Harsh Room, please contact MaryAlice Wade.


Ask questions about the public domain, educational exceptions, licenses, fair use, requesting permissions, attributions, and using copyrighted readings in your courses.

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Ways to partner with us to increase student success.

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