Axe News

Updated Video Tutorials

Library Services just recently updated their video tutorials!

We know research can be tricky. Luckily these short tutorials help you make the most of your time with research tips and tricks.

Click Here for videos on 




InterLibrary Loan


And more videos coming soon.


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Added Virtual Reference Assistance

Did you know! No matter where you are located, Library Services is here to help.


Socially isolating? Studying from home? Or just working late*? No Matter! Check out our Virtual Reference chat program. It has been a long standing chat service Library Personnel use to help users out.


From the Virtual Reference service, we can answer questions, send you screen shots, and you can even save a transcript of the chat to keep the links and tips. 


Check out the PSU Libraries chat - Ask a Librarian Page


Check out the campus chante page - Pittstate Chat


*(During off hours, chats will route to email and be answered at the first available time.)

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Leonard H. Axe Library will host “The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas,” a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff on Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm  in the Basement of Axe Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

Kansas was historically a leader in women’s rights, Yet the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered setbacks in three different statewide initiatives. This presentation will explore the courageous individuals who challenges the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and explore other “firsts” that women achieved on the road to suffrage.


Diane Eickhoff is an independent historian, writer, and editor of education materials. Her most recent historical biography, Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights, is published by Quindaro Press.


The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas is part of Humanities Kansas's Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.


Contact Ruth Monnier at or 620-235-4885 for more information. 

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Book Sale April 2, 2020

Axe Library’s Annual Book Sale is fast approaching!


The book sale will occur Thursday April 2nd from 10am-2pm on the first floor of Axe Library.


The Library is currently accepting book donations for the sale. Books (in good condition or gently used) can be dropped off right at Axe Library. Or contact Jorge Leon for pick-ups.  


Each year we find new homes for tons of books ranging in topics. Subject areas include fiction, art, classic literature, story books, and more. The book sale is open to PSU and community members with prices ranging from $0.50 to $2.00. Proceeds help fund annual library programming. 


Your support is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you at the sale! If you have questions communicate with Jorge León  ( or at 620.235.4892 ) 

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PSU’s Axe Library and Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology to observe Open Education Week

As a part of Open Education Global’s annual Open Education Week, Leonard H. Axe Library and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will host a panel to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education. 

Open Education Week began in 2013 as a way to highlight achievement and excellence in open education. Open education is the elimination of barriers to high-quality educational experiences and resources through creators’ open access materials. Open educational resources (OER) are materials that can be modified because of their creators’ permission to do so through Creative Commons licenses. 

Given the broad scope of OER, the panel will contain a student voice, K-12 educator, OER author, PSU professor, and a repository manager. Learn more about OER as well as usage and creation of OER materials by attending the panel. 

OER Panel

Thursday, Mar. 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Axe Library’s Basement

Are you looking to learn more about OER? Do you want to hear about others' experiences? Do you have questions about OER? This panel will cover a brief overview of OER, various panelists' experiences with OER, and a moderated Q&A period. More information can be found at

Questions? Contact Ruth Monnier, 620-235-4885 or Jennifer Pursley, 620-235-4847.


Easy Reads Available

Are you looking for something quick to read or find a new favorite?


The Writing Center has been acquiring and adding Quick Read titles, graphic novels, early reader books, and more!

These are fun and fast reads. You can find titles such as American Born Chinese, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry, and Guts. 

Blind Date With A Book

Come find a Blind Date with a Book at Axe Library!

What is your ideal book date? Does it include Mystery and Romance? Some Poetry? Or even an Easy-Read book?

We have lots of contenders to chose from. There are classic titles and newly added materials to discover and check out.  

Check out the Blind Date Display on first floor at Axe Library, all of February, and check your book date at the circulation service desk.