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Video: My Library Account on MERLIN

If a book is recalled, you must return the item before you can borrow anything else from the Libraries.

  • You will be liable for a $2 per day fine for the overdue recall.
  • Further delay will result in an invoice for the cost of replacement for an additional $175.

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.

  • View "My Library Account" in the MERLIN Catalog.
  • Enter your 
    • MU username [your username is your email address before the @] and 
    • password [your password is the one you use to access your MU email]
  • If your username does not work, enter your EMPL ID #preceded by a zero and followed by a lower case letter c.
  • Renew books up to two times by following the directions in the MERLIN Catalog.
    • View "My Library Account" (see above)
    • View Checked Out Items
  • At the third renewal, the material must be mailed or brought back to the MU Libraries.  It may be renewed on-site or returned to the lending library and re-requested.
  • You may also view any outstanding holds you may have or cancel all or any of them.
Staff, Professional
& Graduate
Books & Government Docs 4 months (2 renewals) 4 months (2 renewals)  1 month (2 renewals)
Number of holds allowed at one time in MERLIN* 30 30 30
Number of combined holds, check-outs, & in transit items allowed at one time in MOBIUS++ 30 20 20

*MU Faculty, Staff and Students may have up to 30 holds/request on books at a time in MERLIN (books from UMKC, UMSL, MS&T and MU). Once the books are checked out, additional holds/requests up to a maximum of 30 may be placed.

++All MU Faculty may have a combined total of 30 hold/requests and books checked out from MOBIUS Libraries. All MU Staff and Students may have acombined total of 20 hold/requests and books checked out from MOBIUS Libraries. In MOBIUS, books must be returned to the owning library and checked in before additional holds/requests may be made.

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