Community & Guest Services

All visitors to the library may use our collections while on site and receive basic library research assistance. Using a computer or audiovisual materials requires a valid photo ID. For research related to LaBudde Special CollectionsMarr Sound Archives, or UMKC University Archives, contact those departments directly. 

Guest Borrower Program

Guest Borrower Program

Guests of the library who are at least 18 years old and wish to check out library materials may join the Guest Borrower Program. Join at the Miller Nichols Library first floor service desk.
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Guest Computer Use

Guest Computer Use

Visitors to Miller Nichols Library may visit the first floor service desk for a 2-hour guest login to a computer. Valid photo ID required.
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UMKC Alumni Association

Guest Borrower Program

Contributing members of the UMKC Alumni Association can check out materials at the Miller Nichols Library. Visit the first floor service desk with your Alumni Card for your complimentary Guest Borrower account.
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SPARK

SPARK

Members of UMKC SPARK can check out materials. Show your SPARK card at the Miller Nichols Library first floor service desk to get a Guest Borrower account (check out up to 5 items).
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Retired Faculty & Staff

Retired Faculty & Staff

Retired UMKC faculty and staff have library privileges, with some restrictions.
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Reciprocal Borrowing

Reciprocal Borrowing

Students, faculty, and staff of surrounding colleges and at MOBIUS member libraries are eligible for Reciprocal Borrowing with other libraries. Most colleges in the area are participants. University ID is required.
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High School Students

High School Students

Area high school students enrolled in the High School College Program can also arrange to check out books.
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Courtesy Card Programs

Courtesy Card Programs

Provides direct on-site borrowing privileges for students, faculty and staff at participating academic/research libraries in the Kansas City area.
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Contact Circulation Services for more information