Location, Parking, and Accessibility
Get details about finding the library on KU's Lawrence campus.
You need a current user account in our online system, Aeon, to access collections on-site at Spencer.
Find information about, and digitized surrogates of, materials in a variety of places.
August 22-January 16
Building and Exhibits
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Reading Room (In-Person Research)
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Requests for collection materials are accepted until 30 minutes before the Reading Room closes.
- Sat., Sep. 3: Closed, Labor Day Holiday
- Mon., Sep. 5: Closed, Labor Day Holiday
- Sat., Oct. 8: Closed, Fall Break
- Tue., Oct. 11: Building and Reading Room open at 11 a.m. for facilities maintenance
- Wed., Nov. 23: Building open and Reading Room closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
- Thu., Nov. 24-Sat., Nov. 26: Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
- Sat., Dec. 17: Closed, Winter Break
- Fri., Dec. 23-Mon., Jan. 2: Closed, Christmas Holiday
- Sat., Jan. 7: Closed, Winter Break
- Sat., Jan. 14: Closed, Winter Break
- Mon., Jan. 16: Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
New at Spencer Research Library
Travel Awards: Now Accepting Applications
Receive funding to travel to Spencer and use the collections for your research. Applications are due by January 2, 2023.
Learn more about Spencer's large collection of Italian bound business records, dating primarily from the 16th-18th centuries. Open in the Exhibit Space through January 13.