Our new library catalog, which we share with the UM System Libraries, launched on June 22, 2022. The catalog is now integrated with the search box on the homepage. This search includes our books, DVDs, recordings, and other physical materials, as well as articles, e-books, journals, videos, and other digital materials from library databases.
Find books owned by MU Libraries
Use the search box on the homepage of the MU library website to find and request books and other physical items. You can search by topic or keyword, or by title or author for specific items. If you know the title of the item you need, use quotation marks to search, e.g. “Living Nations, Living Words”. Choose the filter UM Books to limit to items at the University of Missouri campuses.
You will see books available at the other UM Libraries. Click Show More to see if MU has a copy.
Locate the Book in the Library
Book results will show you:
View Your Library Account
See the list of materials you have borrowed, view their due dates, or renew your loan on materials (extend the due date) by logging in to your library account. On the MU library website, click the My Accounts link in the gold bar near the top of the screen. Choose View My MU Libraries Account. Use your MU username and password to log in (what you use to log into myZou).
At the next screen, choose either My Library Account or My Loans (both in the black top bar).
Under View my MU Libraries Account you can opt to renew books currently checked out from any UM Library (if title is eligible for renewal).
Note: The number of renewals has changed to two renewals for all UM affiliates. If you need to renew a book a third time, you will need to bring it to the library along with your MU ID card. See the Loan Periods page for the loan periods for different categories of library material and borrowers.
To manage items you have borrowed that are not from the UM system libraries, click on View my MOBIUS Checkouts. You will also use your MU ID and password to access this information.
What exactly is included in the library search?