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Faculty & Staff - Information & Resources: Visiting Scholars

How to Obtain MU Libraries Borrowing Privileges

International Student and Scholar Services has written a form letter approved by the MU Libraries.
Please use this form letter when creating the department letter for the scholar.

All visiting scholars must have a valid MU ID card to check out materials from the MU Libraries.

  1. Obtain the letter referenced above from one of the following:
  2. Obtain an MU ID card at the ID office located in the University Bookstore
  3. Take the letter and the MU ID card to the Ellis Checkout & Information Desk to obtain library borrowing privileges.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars—International

Visiting Scholars—Non-International

The library privileges outlined for International Visiting Scholars also apply to all other visiting scholars. It is suggested that departments use the same form letter and follow the same process for all visiting scholars.

Missouri International Training Institute (MITI) Scholars will receive permission through:

Asian Affairs Center
N49 Memorial Union
University of Missouri

Questions:   Circulation desk at or 573-882-3362.

Library Privileges for all Visiting Scholars