Librarians at the state library want to remind residents they can access legislative documents and information with a simple phone call.
For nearly 40 years the State Library of Kansas has operated the toll free legislative hotline that connects Kansans with a state reference librarian.
Residents can access state information on government, legislation and public policy. They can also leave messages for legislators our request documents like voting records, committee agendas and copies of bills.
Cindy Roupe is the Director of Reference at the State Library of Kansas, she says people often call early on in the legislative session to find out who their legislator is or check in on a bill.
"They might ask bill numbers that they have read about in the paper, and then sometimes they will ask questions about legislative procedure, you know, what does this bill mean? Where is it now?" she says.
The toll-free hotline operates Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at 1-800-432-3924.
In addition to calling the hotline, residents can also text questions to 785-256-0733 (standard text message rates may apply), instant message at www.kslib.info/ask-a-librarian, or visit the State Library.
The State Library is located in the north wing, on the third floor of the Kansas Capitol Building.