Libraries Closed December 23 – January 1

Sock feet by a cozy fire

Miller Nichols Library and Health Sciences Library will be closed Saturday December 23 – Monday, January 1 for UMKC Winter Break, resuming regular intersession hours on January 2, 2024.

  • Online resources including library databases, the library catalog, and electronic materials like journals, articles, and eBooks will remain available.
  • The library’s research assistance chat service will be staffed 24/7 during this period. 
  • Not sure how off campus access to library resources works? It’s easy—and automatic—with your UMKC username and password. Get more detailed information on off campus access.
  • Books: Requests placed for items owned by Missouri libraries will be processed starting January 2.
  • Interlibrary Loan: You can still place requests while the Libraries are closed. Expect delays in processing your requests.
  • Special Collections & Archives: Marr Sound Archives, LaBudde Special Collections, and University Archives are open by appointment only now through December 21, closed December 22 – January 2, and open by appointment only January 2-16. 

Visit the Libraries hours page for daily hours for all locations and departments. 

Alternate Study Spot

Need a safe, warm location with free wifi to study or write? Visit our nearby neighbor:

Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch Hours
4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Tons of windows, wifi, and the Annex Coffee Shop.

See you in 2024! 

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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