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Journalism - Resources for Journalism Graduate Students

What the library needs from you!

  • Master Projects -  if you are doing a project you will need to provide Keywords, Abstract, Analysis and your full project along with an electronic release form before graduation! 



  • If you want to release your project immediately to either #1.Worldwide, #2.UM System or #3.MU Columbia, choose one of the top three choices.
  • If you want your project withheld from view for one year then after that year choose #4 then either Worldwide, UM System or MU Columbia for access after the one year embargo.  



About the Library

We are the world’s first Journalism Library founded in 1908. Our library serves the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the MU School of Journalism.

History of the Journalism Library

Journalism Library Staff

Library FAQ Handout


Floor plan

Campus map

Group study rooms

Ask Us and Find Us!

Notice: You must present your active student MU ID to check out library materials. Your ID becomes active when you pay your fees at Jesse Hall and the information is entered into the library system. This can take a few days or a week depending on when you paid the fees.

Find Us!

The Journalism Library is located on the main floor in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building (102 RJI)

Entering from 9th street - turn left from center of the lobby.  (This door is locked after 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays)

Entering from the quad (USE THIS ENTRANCE AFTER 6:00 PM) enter through the back door on the quad side of RJI. Turn right at the first hallway. (This door is open (during semesters, excluding holidays) Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM.) 

For ID card entrance after regular hours contact Kara Lehenbauer or phone (573) 882-8250 for any other J-School doors including labs.  

Ask Us!

Call us for assistance:

  • J-Library : 573 882-7502
  • Dorothy Carner: 573 882-6591
  • Sandy Schiefer: 573-882-4876
  • Email for research assistance or to make an appointment for a zoom research consultation. 

Dorothy Carner -

Sandy Schiefer -