Jannes Library


You’ll quickly come to appreciate what an incredible resource Jannes Library can be for you. It is a great source of both information and inspiration to support and enhance your classroom learning.

We encourage you to browse our catalog, or dig through our database to quickly find what you need.

Instant access to the library databases

Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to search for books, e-books, journals, magazines, videos and other media. Or, access materials, such as course reading assignments, placed on reserve by your instructors.

Log in to your library account to see items checked out to you and their due dates, track borrowing requests and request renewals.



The archives, located in the basement of the Jannes Library, provides services that support the research and information needs of the college community and researchers. The archives has particularly strong collections documenting KCAI’s publications, its faculty, the Kemper Gallery and special events throughout KCAI’s history. Materials archived include but are not limited to books, KCAI publications, pamphlets, posters, diaries, letters, maps, photographs, audiotapes, films, videotapes, books and scrapbooks.

Contact Us

Need to get in touch? Email us at library@kcai.edu or call us at 816-802-3390.

Visual Resources

The visual resources department, located on the main floor of the library, manages KCAI’s collection of digital images, which span a vast history of art.

Hours + Access

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Spring Semester Hours – January 25 through May 13, 2016

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to Midnight (KCAI ID required after 9 p.m. Swipe ID at door.)
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m. (closed to public—KCAI ID required. Swipe ID at door.)
Sunday: 2 p.m. to Midnight (KCAI ID required after 9 p.m. Swipe ID at door.)

*Spring Break Hours: Saturday through Monday, March 12 – 14: closed; Tuesday through Thursday, March 15 – 17: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, March 18: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 19: closed; Sunday, March 20: resume regular hours.

Library Staff

M.J. Poehler, director of library, mpoehler@kcai.edu or 816-802-3393
Lora Farrell, cataloging and digital services librarian, lfarrell@kcai.edu or 816-802-3394
Deborah Tinsley, digital media librarian, dtinsley@kcai.edu or 816-802-3395
Megan Channell, circulation coordinator, mchannell@kcai.edu or 816-802-3391
Nancy Warren, archives and serials clerk, nwarren@kcai.edu or 816-802-3389

Students are welcome to schedule an appointment for an individual research session with the librarians: M.J. Poehler or Lisa Farrell.

Inclement Weather Policy

Jannes Library and Jannes Computer Lab usually conform to the campus schedule in effect during inclement weather. If classes are cancelled, the library is most likely closed.