Community Resources and Services

Aerial view of KU covered in snow

Please visit the websites listed in the sections below for COVID-19 updates.

Lawrence Transit is a partnership between the University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence Transit system that provides public transportation services for the community. The university provides KU on Wheels buses that run routes on campus, and the Lawrence Transit System maintains buses that cover routes throughout town. KU students, faculty, and staff ride free of charge upon presentation of their KU ID card. Visit the Lawrence Transit website for more information on bus routes.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is a community hospital that serves the health needs of those in the Lawrence area. The emergency room at LMH has 24-hour physician coverage. The LMH website includes helpful health information and a physician directory to assist in finding a local doctor. The hospital is located at 325 Maine St. and can be reached by phone at 785-505-5000.

The Lawrence Public Library (LPR), once rated 16th in the “50 Best Libraries in America” by Elle Decor, is located at 707 Vermont Street in downtown Lawrence. Newly remodeled in 2014, the library has over 250,000 book titles, over 3,500 music CDs and audio book titles, over 9,500 video titles, and a multimedia editing room. LPR currently subscribes to over 400 magazines and 20 newspapers, including a digital newsstand that delivers magazines to your electronic devices. Interlibrary loan service is available, as is Internet access, CD-ROM reference databases, meeting rooms and recording studios free of charge. To learn more about the library visit the Lawrence Public Library website or call 785-843-3833.

The Lawrence Arts Center located downtown Lawrence is a regional center for contemporary exhibits, performances, and visual and performing arts education for all ages. To familiarize yourself with all that the Lawrence Arts Center has to offer visit the Lawrence Arts Center website.

The United States Postal Service’s main branch for Lawrence is located downtown at 645 Vermont Street. For those living in the southern part of Lawrence, the Jayhawk Substation is located at 1901 W. 31st Street. In addition, many of the grocery stores and pharmacies in town offer postal services.

The city’s new recreation center located on the West side of town provides use of indoor gym space, basketball courts, rooms for exercise classes and tournament facilities. The facility provides synergy with the KU athletic facilities that include stadiums for track and field, soccer, tennis and softball. Visit the Lawrence Sports Pavilion page for more info.