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                  301 W. Elm - Salina, KS - 67401 

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Library Hours

                 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                 Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. 

Campbell Room of Kansas Research


The staff of the Information Services department encourage you to become acquainted with the Campbell Room's special Kansas collection which contains a concentration of material pertaining to state and local history.

The collection includes information on the Plains Indians, the territorial period, Civil war years in Kansas, pioneer history, and ethnic settlement. It contains such valuable sources as emigrant guides, published journals, family genealogies, local histories, geological surveys, and historical maps.


Local Researchers will Find:

  • Salina-Saline County directories
  • Biographical files on Saline County residents
  • Card files on births, deaths and marriages before 1900 (extracted from local papers)
  • Oral history tapes
  • Large photographic collection
  • Salina & Saline County newspapers on microfilm
  • Kansas Census on microfilm (1855-1925)
  • Federal Census online
  • Access to Newspaper Archives
  • Microfilm from other counties in Kansas and from other states for in-house use may be requested through Interlibrary Loan

The Campbell Room of Kansas Research is open to any interested person. Materials must be used on the premises or in the library; however, many duplicate volumes are available for circulation.

School children may use the collection under the supervision of their instructors, parents or the librarians.

Limited research for out-of-town patrons can be done by a staff person if exact names & dates are supplied.

Mail (301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401), email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and telephone (785-825-4624) requests concerning the Kansas collection are welcome.


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"My favorite story of the library is how the library has expanded over the years to fit Salina needs. I went to the children's section as a child when it was still upstairs. It is always a joy to come to the place where all the great stories are housed. This is such a magical place."
-Gwen R.