Directions to the Miller Nichols Library, Music/Media Library, Marr, & Special Collections

Address: 800 East 51st Street. (The intersection of 51st Street and Rockhill Road.)

Phone: (816) 235-1526

Fax: (816) 333-5584


  • From 47th Street: Turn south at Rockhill Road (the light between Troost and Oak). Travel to the five-way stop at the second light – the non-working electronic signboard will be directly in front of you. Continue southeast on the immediate left of the signboard (the continuation of Rockhill Road). The parking lot is the second driveway on the right, after the curve.
  • From 63rd Street: Turn north on Rockhill Road (the light between Troost and Holmes). Travel to the light at 51st and Rockhill Road. The parking lot is the second driveway on the left after the light.


  • Visitor Parking:  The parking lot is directly to the north of the Miller Nichols Library. (See campus map.) This lot provides permit parking for UMKC faculty, staff, and students. Visitors may park and pay at metered spaces for $1 per hour. Metered parking is payable by coin or by using the UMKC ParkCard.

    If this lot is full, some metered parking is available in the lot located at 51st and Troost. The parking garage at 52nd and Rockhill also has some parking available for visitors. 

    Some on-street parking is available at no charge on several streets on or near campus.
  • Handicapped Parking:

    Spaces are available in the metered parking area in the large parking lot to the north of the library. Spaces for faculty and staff are available in the driveway that runs along the north side of the library building, and there are additional spaces on the southern row of the large parking lot to the north of the library.

More information:

  • Bus routes: Several buses serve the UMKC campus with stops near the Miller Nichols Library: Buses 25, 155, and the Troost Max run right through campus or within one block of campus. Buses 47 and the Main Max have stops within a few blocks’ walking distance. Please visit the KC ATA Web site for routes and schedules.
  • UMKC Parking Operations.

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