Visiting Jannes Library

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Closed for Staff Holidays (May 13 - August 4)
May 17 at 12 p.m.
May 18-19
May 29
June 5-7
June 19, 23, 30
July 1-4
July 7-9
July 14, 21, 28

Inclement Weather:
When the campus is closed due to the weather, the library is closed. However, library staff will be working from home during regular library hours and are available to assist library users with online resources. Contact or call 816-802-3390 and leave a message.

The book return bin behind Jannes Library is open 24/7 and is checked daily. Please place your returns in the outdoor receptacle.

Library Staff

Lora Farrell
Acting Director
Catalog & Digital Services Librarian or 816.802.3394

Megan Channell
Assistant Library Director or 816.802.3391

Zack Neuman
Visual & Archival Resources Specialist or 816.802.3395

Madelyn Girard
Library Assistant or 816.802.3561

Students are welcome to schedule an appointment for an individual research session with the librarians.


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. 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, 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 contact staff via email at or by phone at 816.802.3390.