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Learning Commons & Library

The Learning Commons encompasses the Mabee Library, the Kresge Academic Support Center, the Mabee Computer Lab and Tech Help Desk, Archives, and the “Dewey’s Book & Bean” coffee shop.

Use the links to the left for more information about each of these services. The Learning Commons is your one-stop location on campus library and research resources and assistance.

News & Announcements

Collaboration Station Now Available!

The Mabee Library has been awarded a sizeable grant from a library organization of which we are a member to develop and install a "collaboration station." This is a work area for small groups, with a custom table and chairs, and a large screen monitor - and, behind the scenes, a sophisticated screen sharing device - that will allow users to sit together and wirelessly share their PC or Mac laptop screen for group viewing. The technology has now been installed and tested, and is now available for use! The collaboration station is on the main floor of the library (we reserve the second floor for quiet study). The collaboration stations has already proven to be a valued work area for students, faculty, and staff. You are invited to check it out, and use it to study together and work on team assignments and research. Usage instructions are at the station. The collaboration station may be reserved for use at a particular time, too.

Spring 2015 Library Workshops

The Mabee Library will be offering a variety of workshops during the Spring 2015 semester. Topics include: APA format, iPad use, what's new about libraries (for adults returning to college), and an introduction to Office 365. More details, including the times and locations of the various workshops, can be found at

Library Enters World of Texting

Mabee Library has unveiled a new service that enhances our ability to communicate with MNU faculty, staff, and students. Now, in addition to supporting live computer chat through our library webpages, we also accept text messages. Library users may text 913-440-4447 to ask questions; we will reply by text message. Remember, texting and driving don’t mix, but texting and studying (as long as you text the library!) now go hand in hand.


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Contact the Library

Attn: Learning Commons
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062

Phone: 913.971.3485
Fax: 913.971.3285
Text to Chat: 913.440.4447
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Semester Hours
7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday

Summer/Break Hours
8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

24/7 Computer lab & Study room is available.