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Circulation Services

All library materials are checked out at Circulation. 

Circulation and Reserves share the same desk on the first floor of the library. 

The Circulation/Reserves area is open during all hours of library operation.

An official photo identification card (school ID, driver's license, passport, state-issued photo ID) must be presented in order to check out materials.

Circulation / Reserves Desk - First Floor, James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Services offered Based on Patron Type

Loan periods for circulating materials*

  Regular Books 4 weeks
  New Books & Best Sellers 2 weeks
  Curriculum Collection 4 weeks
  Juvenile Collection 4 weeks
  Government Documents 4 weeks
  Maps 4 weeks
  Reference Materials 1 day
  Periodicals 1 day
  Special Permission Items 1 day
  Course Reserve Items
(as specified by Course Instructor)
2 hours
1 day
3 days
7 days
  Audiobooks, Music CDs, Audiocassettes, and VHS 4 weeks
  Media Preview Room Keys (1st Floor) & Whiteboard Markers 2 hours
  3rd Floor Study Room Keys & Whiteboard Markers 3 hours
  Headphones By closing of day checked out
  DVDs Varies: 3-7 days, 4 weeks
  AV Equipment (tape recorders, 35mm slide projectors and viewers, record player, etc. 3 days



There are two outside bookdrops available for material returns, 24 hours every day. The drive-up bookdrop is located on the east side of the building, next to the loading dock doors. The walk-up bookdrop is located on the west side of the building, on the north wing, behind the stone pillar.

Remote Renewal:  

Remote renewal is available by the following means:

  Through Quest, one time only, "View Your Library Account":
  All subsequent or problem renewals:
  by telephone - number for remote renewal is 660-543-8276
  by email at: renewal-jckl@ucmo.edu
  by U. S. Mail to
  Circulation Services
  James C. Kirkpatrick Library
  University of Central Missouri
  601 S. Missouri
  Warrensburg  MO  64093

All materials are due on the last day of finals.  At this time all materials must be physically returned to the library.  Clients MUST provide specific information to have a remote renewal processed.  For further information contact Circulation Services at 660-543-4283.

Reserves material cannot be renewed.

Late Fees :

  Late fees are charged on circulating and Reserves material (See Circulation Guidelines).

Course Reserves:   

The Reserves area is a closed stack area located behind the Circulation/Reserves desk. Instructors may place materials there (pamphlets, books, tests, video, etc.) for restricted loan periods. Library staff will retrieve materials for patron use and check-out.

Requests for placing materials on course reserves may be made by email (reserves-jckl@ucmo.edu ), by phone (campus extension 4283), or in person at the JCKL Circulation/Reserves Desk.


Laptops are available to current students for a three day checkout in the Harmon Computer Commons. If the Computer Commons is closed, they can be checked out and returned at the Circulation Desk. (See Laptop Loan Policy)


Lockers (located on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor) are rented at the Circulation Desk. (See Locker Rental)

Study Rooms

Study rooms are for students working alone or in small groups. They are available on the first, second and third floors of the library. All are available on a walk-up basis; only the Media Preview rooms may be reserved. Groups may not extend their time by having other people in their group check out the key.

Media Preview Rooms (1st Floor)

With seating for a small group, six Media Preview Rooms are equipped with two computers, microphone, webcam, and a variety of media playback equipment. Two have projectors. Checkout time is 2 hours.

These are the only study rooms that may be reserved. See Circulation Desk for assistance.

HCC Study Room

One study room is available in the Harmon Computer Commons. It has a computer, table and a few chairs. Checkout time is 2 hours.

2nd Floor Study Room

One study room is available on the second floor. It has a computer, table and a few chairs. Checkout time is 2 hours.

3rd Floor Study Rooms

Sixteen study rooms on the third floor are equipped with a table, 6-8 chairs, a computer, microphone, webcam, and dry erase board. Checkout time is 3 hours.




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