Jannes Library

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Spring Semester 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jannes Library is closed.  Beginning March 17, library staff members are working remotely for the foreseeable future.  We will be available to assist with information and research needs during the following hours. See the options for contacting us below.

Hours of Library Staff Availability while the building is closed

Tuesday March 17 – Thursday March 19: 8 am – 9 pm
Friday March 20: 8 am – 5 pm

Beginning Sunday, March 22 and until further notice, pending health and safety developments, reach us during these hours:
Sunday 1 pm – 9 pm
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 9 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm

To contact library staff members 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, Archives Clerk, at ejdavis@kcai.edu or 816-802-3395.

Essential Information + Research Help