UMKC Student Library Fee

Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Libraries. The UMKC Student Library Fee is paid by all degree-seeking UMKC students, per credit hour on the first 12 hours enrolled in each semester. Students pay $3 per credit hour on 12 hours, for a maximum of $36 per student per semester. (See Incremental Fee Structure for information on future fee increases.) Money from the Student Library Fee is used to pay for improvements to the UMKC Libraries' hours, resources, spaces, and services.

UMKC students voted in March 2019 to implement a new Student Library Fee to pay for improvements to the hours, resources, spaces, and services at UMKC Health Sciences Library and Miller Nichols Library. The UMKC Law Library receives the Student Library Fee money paid by UMKC Law School students; consult the Law Library for information on fee revenue usage.

2019-2020 Library Improvements

Revenue from the Student Library Fee paid by UMKC students in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters funds the following:

  • Increased Library Hours

    Starting Fall of 2019, the library hours have been extended for all UMKC students and staff (ID required for entry). View the current hours for Miller Nichols Library and the Health Sciences Library.

    Read about the safety and security measures at the Health Sciences Building.

  • 24/7 Library Chat

    UMKC students, staff, and faculty working on research or projects can now use instant message for library assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click the "Chat with us" button in the corner of the library website any day, at any time to ask questions.

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