Jannes Library

Hours + Access

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Jannes Library Hours
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the month of June Jannes Library is open by appointment only and library staff members are working remotely.  We will be available to assist with your information and research needs during the following hours.
June 1 – June 14:  Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm.  Saturday, Sunday closed.
June 15 – July 1: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday closed.
July 2 – July 5: Closed for the Independence Day weekend.
To contact library staff members to request an appointment or regarding other library operations, your BEST option is to email library@kcai.edu.


Also, see our ‘Chat With Us’ Box on this page, or contact us during the hours listed above via Google Hangouts. TIPS:  Lending and borrowing through the Mobius Library Consortium has been disabled for the duration of the closure. The book return bin behind Jannes Library is open 24/7.

Inclement Weather Policy

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

Contact Us

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

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
Megan Channell, circulation coordinator, mchannell@kcai.edu or 816-802-3391
Elizabeth Davis, visual and archival resources specialist, ejdavis@kcai.edu or 816-802-3395

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



KCAI’s Archives are located in the basement of Jannes Library. Materials in the Archives document the history of the Kansas City Art Institute from 1885 to the present time. The Archives include KCAI publications, exhibition files, pamphlets, posters, maps, photographs, audiotapes, films, and scrapbooks. We do not have art in the archive. Our subjects include (but are not limited to) the KCAI campus and its buildings, KCAI faculty, and art exhibitions and other special events occurring throughout KCAI’s history. An appointment is required in order to view archives materials. To schedule an appointment or for assistance with Archives queries contact Elizabeth Davis via email at archives@kcai.edu or by phone at 816-802-3395.

Essential Information + Research Help