Circulation Privileges and Loan Periods

MATERIAL TYPELOAN PERIODRENEWALS
Books, scores, theses, dissertations, circulating government documentsEnd of semester2
Bound journals, unbound journal issues in Robot2 weeks1
ReservesVarious per instructor’s choice (limit: 2 items)0
Reference materials, microforms, recent unbound journal issuesIn-library use0
Audiovisual materials2 weeks (limit: 10 barcodes)1
Café Collection (popular reading)Take one leave oneNo checkout required
Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall)8 weeks2
UM System materialsVaries per lending library2
MOBIUS books (20 items total)4 weeks (limit: 20 items)2
MOBIUS A/V materials (20 items total)10 days (limit: 20 items)0
Equipment (headphones, chargers, etc.)VariesVaries

This includes paid Members of the Guest Borrower Program, Contributing Members of the Alumni Association, or SPARK members.

Distance students live outside of the Kansas City Metro area, which is defined as:

  • Missouri counties: Platte, Clay, Ray, Jackson, Cass
  • Kansas counties: Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Miami

Every student is an online student, but Online students primarily take online or hybrid classes and are not always (or ever) on campus.

Obtaining Library Materials as a Distance/Online Student

  • All students have access to UMKC electronic resources, including scholarly journals, e-books, and databases.
  • Request scans of articles/chapters from UMKC Libraries’ print materials or from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan and they will be delivered electronically.
  • Loan periods on physical materials (books, DVDs, etc.) for Distance/Online students are the same as all UMKC students.
  • Online students living in the Kansas City Metro area can request physical materials through UMKC and the UM Sytem, MOBIUS, and Interlibrary Loan and pick them up at the Miller Nichols Library or the Health Sciences Library.

For Distance/Online students living in Missouri, outside the Kansas City Metro area:

  • Pick-up UMKC/UM System, and MOBIUS physical materials from the closest MOBIUS pick-up location
  • For other materials, work with Interlibrary Loan services and collections at local libraries whenever possible. Most public libraries offer Interlibrary Loan.
    • If a local library cannot meet your need, indicate that you are a distance/online student in your Interlibrary Loan account, and request that your materials be mailed to you (U.S. addresses only).
    • Note: you will be responsible for adhering to due dates and for paying return postage to UMKC Libraries.

For Distance/Online students living outside Missouri and the Kansas City Metro area:

  • Work with Interlibrary Loan services and collections at local libraries whenever possible. Most public libraries offer Interlibrary Loan.
    • If a local library cannot meet your need, indicate that you are a distance/online student in your Interlibrary Loan account, and request that your materials be mailed to you (U.S. addresses only).
    • Note: you will be responsible for adhering to due dates and for paying return postage to UMKC Libraries.
  • Officially designated Emeritus faculty have the same library privileges as current faculty/staff.
  • Benefit eligible retired staff and faculty (not Emeritus) have the same UMKC borrowing privileges as current faculty & staff, including UM System/MOBIUS borrowing. Retirees do not have off-campus access to electronic resources. Retirees do not have interlibrary loan privileges.
  • All retired faculty and staff can use electronic resources in the library per Guest Computer Use Guidelines.

Locations to Checkout Materials

Overdue Materials:

  • Regular loans: Materials more than one month overdue (more than 2 weeks overdue for audio visual items) will be billed at a $120 replacement fee.
  • Recalled materials: Fine of $2/day, maximum $50.
  • Reserve materials overdue fines:
    • Hourly and overnight check out: $1/hour
    • Daily checkout: $1/day

Public Lockers for Students

The Miller Nichols Library has lockers available for 7-day checkout to UMKC students. The lockers are located on the first floor with 12 lockers in the elevator hallway and 16 lockers in the Robot Café area. Each locker has electrical outlets, allowing students to charge laptops and cell phones. Keys to the lockers may be checked out at the First Floor Service Desk.

Renewals of lockers are not guaranteed and are only allowed if there are 3 other lockers available for student checkout at the time the renewal is requested. If fewer than 3 lockers are available, the patron must return the key but will be eligible to check out a locker the next day pending availability. Overdue lockers will accrue an overdue fine of $1 per day.

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.

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

Details

Not all items are eligible for office delivery. Oversized items, items with short loan periods, or items that would sustain damage during mailing will need to be picked up.

Once the library has processed your item, office deliveries take 2-3 days to arrive at your campus office address. If you have not received your office delivery, check the person in your building or department who handles the mail.

Patron Responsibility

When you request a book to be sent directly to your office, you are taking responsibility for the book from the moment we check it out on your library record until the time you return it to the library.

Returning Your Books

Mail your items back to the Miller Nichols Library (via Campus or U.S. Mail), drop them in the book drop on the north side of Miller Nichols Library inside the first set of glass doors (available 24 hours a day), or return them to a book drop at the Miller Nichols Library or the Health Sciences Library.

For questions about circulation privileges and loan renewals call (816) 235-1526 or email circulation@umk.edu

EXHIBIT DISPLAY TABLES

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

Glass exhibit table

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

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

Wall with exhibit content