Computing in Miller Nichols Library

For an up-to-the-minute listing of open computers at the University Libraries (Miller Nichols, Health Sciences, and Dental), check out our Open PCs page.



Information Commons

The Information Commons, which is located on the first floor, has more than 48 scholars' workstations. This area offers computing capabilities in a work environment that is conducive to research and collaboration. Scanning is available at new KIC scanners across from the Service Desk, and printing is available from any Information Commons computer or via wifi. For more detailed information, please visit the Scanning and Printing LibGuide.

Second Floor Computer Lab

The second floor student computer lab is one of many campus computer labs provided by UMKC Information Services. Access to the lab is restricted to students, staff, and faculty of UMKC. Printing is allowed from student accounts.


Universal Access Workstations

Two Universal Access Workstations available for patrons with disabilities. The workstations are located on the first floor on the East side (left from stairs or elevator). One station is in the Microform Room and the other at the far end of the computer workstation area. Equipment includes computers with screen reading and magnification software, scanners and braille embossers, a scanner reader, and two CCTV units.

Dedicated Library Catalog Computers

Computers with dedicated access to the Library Catalog are located on the 2nd floor. Printing is not available from these computers.


Patrons using Music/Media collections have priority use in the Listening/Viewing Lab, which includes 14 computer stations with DVD/CD viewing capability, Microsoft Office software, and Sibelius and Finale software. Additional stations provide listening and viewing playback equipment. Headphones are available for in-house use with valid photo ID. Both color and black-and-white printing are available. A free scanner is also available on the Ground Floor. For help with printing, consult our guide to Printing in the Libraries.

Wireless Internet

The UMKC University Libraries offers wireless connectivity for UMKC students, faculty, and staff. Wireless Internet access is available for UMKC-affiliated patrons on all five floors of the library.

In the Miller Nichols Library, the strongest connections will be found in the Information Commons on the first floor, the Music/Media area on the ground floor, the 2nd floor, and the lounge areas on 3rd, and 4th floors (the areas directly south of the entrance to the stairwells and the elevator hallway). Wireless connectivity may be available in other areas of the library, but can be weaker and less dependable.

Only UMKC students, faculty, and staff may use the wireless network and it is necessary to have activated a UMKC single sign on account. UMKC Information Services offers instructions for connecting to the wireless network and these are found at:

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