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COVID-19 and the Libraries

As of May 14, UMKC policy no longer requires fully vaccinated people to wear masks or physically distance on campus. In the library, please respect the decisions of others to wear masks or maintain distance.

Library Building Access

Health Sciences Library access requires card swipe access to the School of Medicine Building.

Borrowing and Returning Library Materials

  • Return library books and materials by placing them in a book return slot at the Miller Nichols Library or Health Sciences Library.
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 1 day before they are removed from your account. You will not be charged late fees for the quarantine period.
  • We are accepting InterLibrary Loan requests to borrow physical materials. Due to lingering COVID-19 impacts and ongoing US Postal Service delays, you should expect greater inconsistencies in service (we may not be able to get you everything you need, but we will try!) and longer delivery wait times. At this time, interlibrary loan is not a good option if you need a physical item in less than 3 weeks, but if you are working on a longer-term project, please feel free to submit your requests. Learn more.

Online Teaching Support from the Libraries

Linking to Library Resources in your Canvas Course. Place a stable link to any digital library resource (article, eBook, eBook chapter, video) in your Canvas Course with these instructions.

Purchase Request. Place requests for the Libraries to purchase eBooks for your class to use.

Request Library Instruction for your classes. Library instruction can be provided online for any course. Various instruction formats are available.

Streaming Video Request. Place requests for streaming video or media for your class to view.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions