Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

Our Mission

The Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center is an academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences that seeks to promote the study of humanities through the use of technology and instructional media. In addition to housing an audio/video collection of over 13,000 items in 60 languages, the Center contains two active learning classrooms, a computer lab, a media-enhanced conference room, a soundproofed recording studio and a learning commons designed to facilitate collaborative work.  We have a wide variety of portable equipment available for checkout, and provide instructors with a materials development area that includes the latest in hardware and software.

EGARC is the home of the Open Language Resource Center, one of sixteen centers funded by the U.S. Department Education to increase the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages.  It is also the home of the KU Language Training Center, one of nine centers funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide instruction in strategic languages and regional studies to military personnel.  It also support humanities grants and research projects that leverage technology for instructional purposes, particularly those projects that focus on the creation of Open Educational Resources.


EGARC will be physically closed until further notice, with all staff working from home. 

We will continue to provide all necessary support to faculty and students, although there may be a slight delay in services related to use of physical media from our video collection.

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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times