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Search the MOBIUS Catalog (Missouri academic libraries):
The MOBIUS Consortium includes
Request books from any of those libraries where available copies are listed.
Search WorldCat (across the U.S.):
WorldCat is a catalog of materials from libraries' worldwide. It includes over 170 million records.
When you find a record for an item of interest, click the link to see if the item is available from MU.
If it is, follow the normal procedures to request the item be sent to you.
If the item is not available from MU, click the
link to ask that it be borrowed from another institution.
Reciprocal (in-person) Borrowing Privileges in Missouri and U.S.:
Visiting other MERLIN/MOBIUS Libraries
MU Libraries will mail their books to MU Distance Learning students living outside Columbia.
Use the document retrieval service for electronic delivery of periodical articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents in the MU Libraries' collections.
What types of material cannot be requested?
Length of time you may keep materials
MU Students living in and outside Missouri can request books.
All students enrolled in MU's Distance Learning Programs are eligible for Reciprocal Borrowing privileges through:
Students not residing in the United States may be eligible for borrowing privileges at local libraries.
Off-campus faculty living in Missouri or outside Missouri can also request books.
Search the MERLIN Catalog for books (MU Libraries, UMKC, UMSL and MS&T)
Click on the Request tab in MERLIN or MOBIUS to start the process:
If you live in Missouri within a short distance of a MOBIUS Library, you may use that library as the place to have books delivered for you to check out:
If you do not live near a MERLIN or MOBIUS Library:
MU Distance Learning Student
YOUR NAME: Jane Smith
YOUR ADDRESS: 110 Abbey Lane St. Louis, MO 63123
If you need further assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at Ellis Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (573)-882-3362.
If a book is recalled, you must return the item before you can borrow anything else from the Libraries.
If you have questions about notices or have lost a book, contact Ellis circulation at 882-3362.
Other campuses may charge for overdue items which have not been recalled.