Skip to main content

Library Status Update: Home

Current status of KCU Library Services

Updated: July 7, 2020

The Library will follow university policies through the COVID-19 outbreak and communicate any changes in our services.

  • Currently, both the D’Angelo and Dawson Libraries are CLOSED due to campus closures. The Library will follow the university campus phased reopening in regards to our physical locations.  A timeline for the reopening is to be determined.
  • All books and library materials that are checked out have been renewed to August 3, 2020. Materials on hold will be kept on hold until the Library reopens.
    • Items originally due in February, March, and April are now extended to August 3, 2020.  
  • Joplin students are asked to either mail their books back to the Dawson Library (we will reimburse your postage costs) or to return their books to the library's book drop (located on the east wall next to the emergency exit in the library).
  • Kansas City students are asked to either mail their books back to the D’Angelo Library (we will reimburse your postage costs) or to return their books to the library's book drop in accord with campus security's procedures, as follows:

The purpose of this procedure is to allow the safe return of books to the Library in Kansas City. The Joplin campus is not set up the same and will be done in a different manner. The health and safety of students and employees is paramount and some aspects of campus can be restarted with proper care. The library books will be placed in the book drop located at the library. 

  • Students seeking to return a library book should seek approval to visit campus from Jim Herrington via email jherrington@kcumb.edu.
    • The email should indicate a preferred date and time (between 8am and 5pm).
  • Students will not be allowed to enter campus in a group. 
    • Only one student at a time.
  • Jim will coordinate the visit in a safe manner and notify the student and security of the visit approval.
  • The student will enter campus at Independence and Woodland and stop at the security vehicle parked at that location and notify he guard of their approved visit.
  • The student will maintain a proper distance from the security vehicle/guard.
    • No screening process will be necessary since the student will maintain proper distancing and will only enter the outer door of the Library. 
    • Once the student has notified security of their approved visit the guard will notify the dispatcher to unlock the outer library door.
  • The student will walk to the library without entering any campus buildings.
  • The student will utilize the handicap door button rather than using the door handle.
  • There will be tissue paper at the door to use rather than touching any common surface.
  • The second set of doors will be locked so the student cannot enter the rest of the building.
  • The student will utilize the book drop on their left after they enter the first set of doors (vestibule area).
  • The book drop pushes in so there is no need to touch the drop.

For questions or assistance, please contact library staff via chat or e-mail.