Available Spaces by Floor

G Ground Floor: Quiet Conversation

Getting Help

Assistance is available at the Music/Media Library Service Desk.

Study Spaces

Rooms G1 and G2 are located to the west of the Music/Media Service Desk and may be reserved online. Room G1 accommodates 2-12 people. Room G2 accommodates 1-4 people. Maximum of 2 hours per group per day for reservations.

Open Spaces

Located throughout the Ground Floor with multiple individual study spaces that include tables, chairs, and vending machines near the Marr Sound Archives. Wall outlets are available throughout the floor. Open study spaces are not reservable.

Shelving Locations

Call Number M. Many other materials can be found within the Robot.

Technology

Patrons using Music/Media collections have priority use in the Listening/Viewing Lab, which includes:

1 1st Floor: Regular Conversation

Getting Help

Assistance is available at the Service Desk.

Study Spaces & Presentation Practice Rooms

Rooms are located on the northwest side of the floor and may be reserved online. These rooms can accommodate groups of 2 to 8 people.

Open Spaces

Located throughout the first floor with multiple collaborative study spaces: pods, rooms, tables, booths, and couches. Wall outlets are available throughout the floor. Open study spaces are not reservable. The iX Theatre is available for reservation (not as a study room) by calling (816) 235-1531.

Technology
Food

The Robot Café serves coffee, cappuccinos, and lattes from The Roasterie, as well as smoothies, sandwiches, snacks, and salads. They also offer freshly prepared sushi daily!

Academic Support

The Writing Studio provides assistance with any aspect of your writing from class assignments to personal projects.

Reserving Miller Nichols Learning Center classroom and foyer space

Classroom space as well as the foyer of the Miller Nichols Learning Center may be reserved for other meetings once the classroom schedule is set for the semester. Faculty and staff should email Registrar Scheduling to request a room reservation. Include the date, start time, end time, and approximate attendance expected. Students should work with the Office of Student Involvement when they need to reserve a room.

2 2nd Floor: Quiet Conversation

Getting Help

Assistance is available at the Lab Assistant Station. The Administrative Offices are also located on this floor.

Study Spaces & Presentation Practice Rooms

A glass-walled study room is located on the west side of the floor and can accommodate groups of 2 to 12 people. This space is equipped with wall-mounted white boards and markers, rolling white boards, and tables appropriate for group or individual study.

Open Spaces

There are multiple spaces suitable for collaborative or individual studying. Carrels, tables, booths, and couches are located throughout the floor. Open study spaces are not reservable.

Shelving Locations

Call Numbers A-L, N-ZA. Many other materials can be found within the Robot.

Technology
  • 48 computers
  • 2 laser printers
  • Wall outlets near all carrels
  • White boards and markers
  • Wireless internet (for students, faculty & staff)

33rd Floor: Quiet Conversation

Getting Help

The LaBudde Special Collections and University Archives are located on this floor. The Digital Collaboration Space has a service desk where help is available by appointment.

Study Spaces

Both group and single study spaces are available on this floor. Students, faculty and staff can reserve rooms in the Digital Collaboration Studio.

Open Spaces
  • The Richard L. Sutton, Jr. Geosciences Museum holds a scientific collection of mineral and fossil specimens. The museum is open to the public Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) Kansas City Research Center includes historical collections of Kansas City, western Missouri and the Midwest. Consult the Kansas City Research Center website for hours and visiting information.
  • The Digital Collaboration Studio is a group work and teaching space that includes an open area with mobile furniture and high-definition monitors, seminar room with video conferencing capability and digital whiteboard and two small collaboration or study rooms with high-definition monitors. The Digital Collaboration Studio is open to the public during regular Miller Nichols Library hours.
  • Room 325 is available for reservation (not as a study room) by calling (816) 235-1531.
Technology

The Digital Collaboration Studio includes:

  • Four tables with wall-mounted displays that can be connected to a laptop via HDMI.
  • Two reservable collaboration rooms with wall-mounted displays and webcams that can be connected to a laptop via HDMI and USB.
  • A reservable seminar room with a wall-mounted whiteboard display and webcam.

4 4th Floor: Silent

Getting Help

This is the silent floor of the library. Please use one of the following methods for help on this floor:

Study Spaces

This floor is equipped with many study carrels, armchairs, couches, single desks, and group study tables throughout. Room 422 is a classroom used for Supplemental Instruction. When not in use as a classroom, it is left open and can be used as a study space with the Quiet Conversation noise level. It includes tables that can be used for individual study or for quiet collaborative study.