Photography and Videography in the UMKC University Libraries

The University of Missouri-Kansas City University Libraries provide collections, services, and study space for the UMKC community, and for visitors conducting research. The following guidelines govern photography and videography in the Miller Nichols, Health Sciences, and Dental Libraries, and aim to help preserve our safe and respectful environment.

Photography or videography in the Libraries must not capture identifiable likenesses of individuals or related images, including the individuals' computer work stations, books, periodicals, documents, etc., without their permission.


  • Snapshot photography and videography is allowed as long as it is not disruptive to library users.
  • Organized, posed group or individual photography or videography for the purpose of class projects is allowed as long as it is not disruptive to library users.
  • Commercial photography and videography, large scale projects that require special equipment, or any project not mentioned within the scope of this policy must be approved by the Dean of Libraries (or proxy). 

Questions should be directed to:

University Libraries Administrative Office
(816) 235-1531












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