Jannes Library

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About Jannes Library

The Jannes Library and Learning Center, named for alumnus and major donor Nicolas Jannes, is an award-winning renovation of the Cunningham Mansion, completed in 2002.

Pictured: Jannes Library at KCAI. Architects BNIM won the AIA-Kansas City Merit Award for Excellence in Design for the project. In 2003, the library won the Historic Kansas City Foundation’s Preservation Award.

Located at 4538 Warwick Blvd., Jannes Library is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty at KCAI. Visitors from Kansas City and beyond are welcome and are invited to use our collections in-house. Nine computer workstations as well as black and white and color printers/copiers located on the first floor are available for the use by all visitors. The Jannes computer lab (third floor) and wireless network, available throughout the building, serve KCAI students, faculty and staff exclusively.

The library and reading rooms are on the first floor, and library archives are on the lower level. On the second floor are the registrar's office and the Academic Resource Center, which oversees academic advising, personal and career counseling, tutoring and exchange programs, both international and with other AICAD colleges. On the third floor is a computer lab, with 30 Mac workstations, scanners, printers, video editing equipment and much more.

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Library and computer lab hours

 Fall Semester Hours through December 11, 2015*

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.)
*Thanksgiving Week Hours: Tuesday, Nov. 24, close at 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 25, close at 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28, Closed; Sunday, Nov. 29 - resume regular hours.)


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Inclement weather

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. Announcement of class cancellation due to inclement weather is made on the KCAI website home page. Also check the library circulation desk phone at 816-802-3390 to determine whether the library is open.

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Contact the Library

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