Circulation Privileges and Loan Periods

Circulation privileges by type of user

Undergraduate Students

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, scores, theses/dissertations, circulating government documents 8 weeks 2
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Roobot 2 days 2
Reserves Various per instructor’s choice (limit: 2 items) 0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issues In-library use 0
A/V materials 2 weeks (limit: 10 barcodes) 1
Café Collection (popular reading) 8 weeks 2
Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall) 8 weeks 2
MERLIN materials Varies per lending library 2
MOBIUS books (20 items total) 4 weeks (limit: 20 items) 2
MOBIUS A/V materials (20 items total) 10 days (limit: 20 items) 0
Equipment (iPads, chargers, etc.) varies varies

Graduate Students

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, scores, theses/dissertations, circulating government documents End of semester 2
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Roobot 2 days 2
Reserves Various per instructor’s choice (limit: 2 items) 0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issues In-library use 0
A/V materials 2 weeks (limit: 10 barcodes) 1
Café Collection (popular reading) 8 weeks 2
Women’s Center 8 weeks 2
MERLIN materials Varies per lending library 2
MOBIUS books (20 items total) 4 weeks (limit: 20 items) 2
MOBIUS A/V materials (20 items total) 10 days (limit: 20 items) 0
Equipment (iPads, chargers, etc.) varies varies

Faculty and Staff

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, scores, theses/dissertations, circulating government documents 160 days 6 (UMKC faculty & staff)
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Roobot 2 days 2
Reserves Various per instructor’s choice (limit: 2 items) 0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issues In-library use 0
A/V materials 2 weeks (limit: 10 barcodes) 1
Café Collection (popular reading) 8 weeks 2
Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall) 8 weeks 2
MERLIN materials Varies per lending library 2
MOBIUS books 4 weeks (limit: 30 items) 2
MOBIUS A/V materials 10 days (limit: 30 items) 0
Equipment (iPads, chargers, etc.) varies varies

Paid Members of the Guest Borrower Program, Contributing Members of the Alumni Association, or Voting Members of the UMKC Friends of the Library Program

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, scores, theses/dissertations, circulating government documents 8 weeks (limit 5 items) 2
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Roobot In-library use 0
Reserves Not available 0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issues In-library use 0
A/V materials In-library use (photo ID required) 0
Café Collection (popular reading) In-library use 0
Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall) Not available 0
MERLIN materials Not available 0
MOBIUS materials Not available 0
Equipment (iPads, chargers, etc.) Not available 0

Courtesy Card and Guest Researcher Program Users

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books, scores, theses/dissertations, circulating government documents 8 weeks (limit 20 items) 2
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Roobot In-library use 0
Reserves Not available 0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issues In-library use 0
A/V materials In-library use (photo ID required) 0
Café Collection (popular reading) In-library use 0
Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall) Not available 0
MERLIN materials Not available 0
MOBIUS materials Not available 0
Equipment (iPads, chargers, etc.) Not available 0

Library card:  UMKC ID or other photo ID required to check out materials.

Check out these materials at:

Materials not specified below First Floor Service Desk or
Music/Media Desk (ground floor)
Reserves (general) First Floor Service Desk
Reserves (music & audiovisual) Music/Media Desk (ground floor)
Audiovisual materials Music/Media Desk (ground floor)
Interlibrary loan, MERLIN & MOBIUS loans First Floor Service Desk
Women's Center 105 Haag Hall

Renew materials

  • on-line via "My LIbrary Account" in the library catalog 
  • call the First Floor Service Desk (816) 235-1526 or Music/Media Desk (816) 235-1675
  • in person at the First Floor Service Desk or Music/Media Desk

Return these materials at:

Materials not specified below First Floor Service Desk or
Music/Media Desk (ground floor) or
Outdoor book drop (at north library entrance)
Reserves Desk where they were borrowed
Audiovisual materials Music/Media Desk (ground floor)
Interlibrary loan First Floor Service Desk
Women's Center 105 Haag Hall

Overdue Materials:

  • Regular loans:  Materials more than one month overdue (more than 1 week overdue for audio visual items) will be billed at a $120 replacement fee.
  • Recalled materials:  Fine of $1/day, maximum $75.
  • Reserve materials overdue fines:
    • Hourly and overnight check out:  $5 first hour, $.25/hour thereafter
    • Daily checkout: $5 first day, $1/day thereafter

Public Lockers for Students

The Miller Nichols Library has lockers available for 7-day checkout to UMKC students. The lockers are located on the first floor with 12 lockers in the elevator hallway and 16 lockers in the Robot Café area. Each locker has electrical outlets, allowing students to charge laptops and cell phones. Keys to the lockers may be checked out at the First Floor Service Desk.

Renewals of lockers are not guaranteed and are only allowed if there are 3 other lockers available for student checkout at the time the renewal is requested.   If less than 3 lockers are available, the patron must return the key but will be eligible to check out a locker the next day pending availability.  Overdue lockers will accure an overdue fine of $5 first day; $1 per day thereafter.

Questions?  We're happy to answer questions about your library account!

  • In-person at the First Floor Service Desk
  • E-mail the Circulation Services Department
  • Call the Circulation Services Department at (816) 235-1526.

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