Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get books that are stored in the Robot?

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When you find a book in the library's catalog using the search bar on the library homepage, some items will show "UMKC Robot Storage" under Location. Click the Place Request button to notify library staff to retrieve the item from the Robot.

Library staff will have your Robot items ready and waiting for you at the first floor Service Desk at Miller Nichols Library within about 15 minutes during normal business hours. After-hours requests will be ready the next morning. 

If your home location is set for another University of Missouri Library, items from the Robot will be delivered to your location when you use the Place Request button. 

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