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How do I request books at MU (MERLIN), UM or MOBIUS?


Research databases

MERLIN/MOBIUS eBook Search Box

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Locate a Book in the MU branch libraries

Search the MOBIUS Catalog (Missouri Academic Libraries)

The MOBIUS Consortium includes

  • most academic libraries in the state of Missouri
  • two large public library systems.

Request books from any of those libraries where available copies are listed.

  • The usual turnaround time is three work days (not including weekends or holidays).
  • Allow time to request the items you need because turnaround times can vary.
  • Search the MOBIUS catalog if you live in Missouri and would like to pick up your books somewhere other than one of the MU Libraries.

Search WorldCat (across the country)

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   Request through ILL@MU - interlibrary loan 
link to ask that it be borrowed from another institution.

Video: Overview of the MERLIN Catalog