Miller Nichols Library Floor Noise Level Expectations

G Ground Floor: Quiet Conversation

  • Expect noise and normal conversation at entrance, Music/Media Desk, and hallway to stairs and elevator.
  • Limited noise and quiet group study are permitted behind the glass partition.

1 First Floor: Regular

  • Interactive study is permitted and expected.
  • Cell phone use is allowed, as long as conversations are kept at regular speaking voice.

2 Second Floor: Quiet Conversation

  • Limited noise and muted group study are permitted.
  • IS Computer Lab, per IS guidelines: “People working in study groups are asked to keep their voices down as much as possible. Cell phone conversations are not allowed.”

3 Third Floor: Quiet Conversation

  • Limited noise and quiet group study are permitted.

4 Fourth Floor: Silent

  • No conversation or group study, but typing on computers is permitted.
  • Cell phones should be silenced. Talking on cell phones is not permitted, but phones may be answered and taken off the floor.
  • Audio may be listened to with headphones, as long as it is inaudible to others.
For questions about this policy, call (816) 235-1531 or email

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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