Library Renovation News

The fourth floor of Miller Nichols Library is closed as of May 13 for renovation. The second floor of the library will be silent study starting June 3. The renovation is planned to be complete for the fall 2025 semester.


  • May 13: Fourth floor closes for duration of renovation
  • May 13 – June 2: May Intersession, no classes in session
    • 2nd floor Information Services computer lab closed
    • No silent study areas available
  • June 3: Silent study opens on second floor of library
  • August 2025: Fourth floor reopens as Student Success and open study 

Academic support during renovation

During summer session, June – August, tutoring will be available virtually. For the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters UMKC Tutoring will be available in person in Atterbury Student Success Center room 236.

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Renovation plans

The fourth floor will undergo a full renovation to create new spaces for student success programs, some of which are in the Atterbury Student Success Center. The renovated floor will offer open study spaces for all students, study and meeting rooms, and laptop stations. Student success programs such as Supplemental Instruction, UMKC Tutoring, UMKC PALs (Peer Academic Leadership program), and First Generation Roos will gain areas to meet with the students in their programs and updated classroom space. The fourth floor will be fully closed for renovation from May 13, 2024 and is scheduled to reopen fall 2025.

Starting June 3, silent study space will permanently move from the fourth floor to the second floor. New furniture – and in the future, reconfigured spaces – will focus on creating optimized spaces that meet silent study and focused study needs, such as individual study stations instead of tables with multiple seats, and small quiet study rooms. The Information Services computer lab on the 2nd floor will be silent; however, computer lab users may speak with lab workers quietly.

Contact the UMKC Libraries Administrative Services Office with questions by calling (816) 235-1531 or emailing

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