Tommaney Library


Library hours during the semester are Monday through Thusday from 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm and Sunday 11-8pm. Library services include our Information Center & Front Desk Services including Circulation (Borrow & Renew), Textbook Management, Interlibrary Loan & Delivery, and Course Reserves. Additional services include Reference Assistance, Group Tours, Information Literacy sessions, Tutoring, and use of Study Rooms.

Haskell and the surrounding Lawrence community can access local, regional, and national newspapers, including approximately thirty different tribal newspapers. Multimedia resources are also available to check out and include documentary, cultural, and popular movies in DVD or Blu-Ray format. Calculators and headphones are available for checkout.

Writing and Using Resources

Purdue OWL An excellent resource for citing is Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL). Click on the OWL link for assistance on how to cite a variety of sources in your work.

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices From the Council of Writing Program Administrators, their position statement includes a Definition of Plagiarism, Causes, Shared Responsibility, and Best Practices.

Copyright and Fair Use — The purpose of copyright is to promote knowledge and innovation. Copyright secures the owner’s rights but also provides limitations to those rights through Fair Use. Fair use guidelines are just that — they are guidelines and not hard and fast rules. Four factors to help determine Fair Use include: 1-Purpose or character of use, 2-Nature of work, 3-Amount or portion used, and 4-Effect on the potential market of that work.

Copyright Basics View a short video by the Copyright Clearance Center.

Building on others’ creative expression and CONFU The University of Texas Libraries provides a brief introduction to the Conference on Fair Use meetings that took place in 1997 in order to come to an agreement (unsuccessfully) on the scope of fair use in the electronic realm.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published this document in January 2012, providing guidelines specifically for academic libraries. The Association of Research Libraries developed this Code of Best Practices in conjunction with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University.


The library has over 60,000 volumes in print, multimedia, periodicals, and microfiche. Our special Indian Collection comprises almost 13,000 of these volumes and covers topics such as tribal histories, conflicts and treaties, arts, culture and literature, as well as civil rights, the environment, and other contemporary issues faced by many tribal nations today. The Indian Collection also contains its own Language and Reference sections and the John S. Painter special collection.

Over the summer of 2013 and 2014 a thorough inventory and assessment of the Teacher Education Professional Collection, Indian Collection, and Reference Collection was conducted — this is a major accomplishment. Also during the summer of 2014, the Indian Collection and Reference Collection underwent a major renovation that included installation of new shelving and the creation of collaborative spaces.


The Academic Support Center and its staff manage Haskell’s textbook program and provide textbooks for freshman and sophomore level classes. Haskell students are loaned the textbooks for these classes free of charge, and should plan to visit the library as soon as they have registered for classes to check out their textbooks for the semester. Textbooks are due back to the library at the end of each semester or overdue fines will begin to accrue. Any damaged or lost textbooks are charged to the student.


Today’s libraries in addition to their physical collection, offers access to myriad of electronic resources. These resources, both print and electronic, are selected by professional librarians and their institutions to match the needs of their community. As a higher education institution Haskell’s database subscription packages focus on scholarly and academic journals.

The Haskell library’s online catalog is a database that anyone can access world-wide, to search our physical collection.

Electronic databases provide users access to online journals and articles in full text through subscription packages selected from commercial vendors.

As a Haskell student, faculty, or staff member, you have access our subscription databases from both On-Campus and Off-Campus. Call or message the library for the current database passwords.

Non-Haskell visitors and guests can access our subscription databases from on-campus only.

Contact & Info

Haskell Indian
Nations University
Academic Support Center
155 Indian Ave
Box #5016
Lawrence, KS

Library Front Desk
Phone Icon 785-749-8470
Fax: 785-749-8473

Disability Support Services
Sequoyah Hall, Rm. 138
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Fax: 785-749-8473

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