Guidelines for Patrons with Children

The UMKC Libraries welcomes patrons with children under the age of 16 into the library when accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Please observe our Safe & Respectful Environment policy and the following guidelines.

  • You are responsible for the protection and safety of your children. The library does not have adequate staff to monitor children. The library is open to the public and, as in any public place, it is not possible to identify who is entering the building or what their intent may be.
  • Do not leave children unattended. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times. Never allow children under 16 out of your eyesight.
  • Library staff may verify the age of any unaccompanied child. If the unaccompanied child is under 16, library staff will take steps to locate a parent or caregiver and ensure the child’s safety. Library staff may call UMKC Police to assist if library staff are unable to locate a parent or caregiver within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Closely supervise your children’s use of library computers and books.
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