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Park University Library

About the Library

In Parkville

The Library is located in the Norrington Center, between MacKay and Science Halls on the Parkville Campus.

During AY20-21, Norrington will be open for student study and to check out books. You can meet with a librarian for research help. These meetings will usually happen remotely via Zoom, email, or phone. Appointments are encouraged, but we take "virtual walk-ins" whenever possible.

Huddle Rooms will not be available until further notice.


At a Distance

All of our services are available remotely. You can speak with a librarian online via Zoom, chat, or email. Chat services are available nearly 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during Fall and Spring terms. You can also call us at 800-270-4347 when the Norrington Center is open.

Over 95% of our collections are online. Students who need a physical book and are not currently attending classes in Parkville can have books mailed to them, postage-paid both ways.

Your best tools for locating articles and books will be our Library Databases, Pirate Search, or the Library Catalog.

You also will find subject-specific Library Guides within the Canvas shells of most of your courses. These guides can help you get started.


Also in the Norrington Center

Academic Success Center

In addition to library offices, the second floor of the Norrington Center houses the Academic Success Center (ASC), which provides subject tutoring, writing assistance, mentoring, and disability services. Most of these services will be available remotely during AY20-21. Contact the ASC for details.

Campanella Gallery

The Campanella Gallery, located in the Norrington Center, features art exhibits from Park students and faculty as well as local artists. These exhibits are listed on the Park University Events Calendar.

Jolly Roger Cafe

During Fall & Spring terms, the Jolly Roger will be open 8-1, M-F, for carry-out only. Park students may eat and drink the Learning Lab or take their orders to go.


Library Address & Maps

Park University Library / Norrington Center
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr., CMB 61
Parkville, MO 64152

Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347

Google map to Norrington Center
Park University - McAfee Memorial Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347