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Spencer Art Reference Library

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Library Hours
Wednesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Address: 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri
United States

County: Jackson View map of all libraries in Jackson County.

Region: Midwest

Phone: 816-561-4000

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Library details: Spencer Art Reference Library is a Museum library.
This library is affiliated with Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The collection of the library contains 270,000 volumes. The library circulates 4,800 items per year.

Other Info: The Spencer Art Reference Library is a research library dedicated to the history of art. It is open to the public but does not circulate (except in-house). This library shares an ILS with Linda Hall Library (of Science, Engineering & Technology, also in Kansas City, MO). The combined catalog was formerly called LEONARDO (named for the artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci).

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Administration: The director of the library is Amelia Nelson .

Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Collection size270,000volumes
Annual Circulation4,800transactions
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemVoyager2010
Previous Automation SystemHorizon1994
Previous Automation SystemNone
Discovery Service (w/index)Primo Central2011
Discovery InterfacePrimo2011
OpenURL Link resolverSFX2011
Item ID TypeBarcode 
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.

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Identifiers ID12618

Record History: This listing was created on Dec 16, 2004 and was last modified on Dec 7, 2018.

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