Jan 10, 2011    #004
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

UMKC Libraries launches mobile Web site

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Libraries announces the launch of its Web site designed for Internet-enabled mobile phones. Now library users can access many of the most popular and frequently-used features from the Libraries' full Web site in a streamlined, mobile version. The site can be accessed at

UMKC Libraries' mobile Web site provides library users the capability to perform any of the following tasks:

  • Search MERLIN, the online library catalog for the University of Missouri System
  • Get hours and directions to the Miller Nichols, Health Sciences, Dental and Leon E. Bloch Law libraries
  • View libraries' contact information
  • Check computer availability in the Miller Nichols, Health Sciences and Dental libraries and around campus
  • Begin research using RooSearch, LibGuides or other selected databases
  • Browse recent library news, events and construction updates
  • Receive alerts about weather or emergency-related closings
  • Provide feedback on using the site
  • Download a mobile Web site shortcut

About UMKC Libraries:

An essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation and empowerment, UMKC Libraries serves as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers and UMKC's urban neighbors. Not only the home of books and print materials, the UMKC Libraries also provides access to a wide range of audio-visual media, over 300,000 sound recordings and rare and unique collections of books, photographs, manuscripts and maps. UMKC Libraries also links users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals and a vast network of reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries around the world.

Miller Nichols Library, located on the Volker campus, is UMKC's largest library and houses the general collection, Music/Media Library, LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives. On the Health Sciences campus, the Dental Library and Health Sciences Library serve students and researchers in those disciplines. Along with its partners, the UMKC School of Law's Leon E. Bloch Law Library and the Linda Hall Library, University Libraries is the comprehensive public research library for Kansas City and the very heart of UMKC.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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