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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. In addition to the ground-floor Reading Room, laptop checkout, and print kiosk, we have two Huddle Rooms available for individual or small-group study. Stop by to speak to a librarian about your research project, pick up a requested book, or check out some light reading.

At a Distance

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

Over 95% of our collections are online, and students outside of the Kansas City area may ask to have any book in our collection mailed to them. 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 with the Canvas shells of most of your courses. These guides can help you get started.

By the Numbers

Our collections include more than 11,000 books, 390,000 ebooks, 62,000 streaming video titles and 130 online databases. Additional materials can be obtained via interlibrary loan and/or reciprocal borrowing agreements with local and regional libraries.  Park University is also a member of the MOBIUS library consortium.

Also in the Norrington Center

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.

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, and mentoring services. ASC personnel also administer accommodations for students with disabilities and the University's Testing Center.

Jolly Roger Cafe

Serving Starbucks coffee drinks as well as grab and go snacks and treats, the Jolly Roger Cafe can be found on the first floor of Norrington.

Special Events Hosting

Depending on the date and time, some group spaces within the Norrington Center are available for hosting campus and outside events. Please contact Park University's Special Events Team online or at 816-584-6420 for more information.

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