Faculty Services

Library Instruction

UMKC Libraries offers instruction in developing the information literacy skills needed to locate, analyze, and evaluate information. Our classroom at Miller Nichols Library can accommodate classes with a maximum of 30 students. For larger classes, a librarian can come to your classroom. Request an instruction session for your class.

Placing Items on Reserve

Reserves are materials to be used by students in your course, made available by the library.

  • After making a course reserve request, allow up to 1 week for the library to process reserves before assigning students to use them.
  • Materials are removed from physical reserve and personal copies returned to the instructor at the end of each semester unless otherwise arranged.

Purchase Requests

If you would like the library to purchase an item so that it may be used in one of your classes, please use the Purchase Request Form. The library does not buy textbooks for the sole purpose of serving as required course materials. If you need materials solely for your own research, use interlibrary loan. UMKC has an e-book preferred policy.

Granting Access to your Library Account

Instructors can complete the Proxy Account Application Form (PDF) to grant co-instructors or student teachers temporary access to their library account on their behalf. Read the full Proxy Account Policy for further details.

Office Delivery of Books

Any UMKC faculty or staff member who has a Volker or Hospital Hill campus department delivery address may request that their library books be sent directly to their campus address instead of having to pick the books up at the library. Read the full Office Delivery Policy for further details.

  • From the Catalog: Depending on your office location, select the UMKC Office Delivery pickup location for your campus.
  • From Interlibrary Loan: If the item is available for office delivery delivery, change the delivery method from PICKUP to office delivery.


Mardi Mahaffy

Mardi Mahaffy

Head of Teaching & Learning

Faculty Guides

Linking to Library Resources Create durable links to library resources MOspace Make your research open and accessible Video for Instructors Streaming videos for course use Open Educational Resources Textbook Affordability at UMKC Creative Commons for Faculty and Student Writers Legal & technical tools for web content creators Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List Reading list of materials owned by the library Copyright Options for incorporating copyrighted material in your class Course Sharing Canvas Library Resources

Streaming video request

Streaming video request

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library
The fourth floor of Miller Nichols Library is closed for renovation until Fall 2025.
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