Jannes Library

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August Interim: August 5 – August 25
Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Monday, August 26, 2019: Fall Semester begins.

Fall Semester: August 26 – December 13, 2019
Monday – Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (KCAI ID card required after 9 p.m)
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                            
Saturday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (KCAI ID card required)
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (KCAI ID card required after 9 p.m.)                                                                                                                           

Labor Day Weekend Hours: Saturday, August 31: 1 p.m .– 5 p.m. Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2: Closed
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: Tuesday, November 26: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 27: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, November 28 – Saturday, November 30: Closed. Sunday, December 1: resume regular hours – open 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Please note: Please use the west entrance (the back door) to attend Continuing and Professional Studies classes in Jannes when the library is closed.  

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.

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