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International Student Guide to MU Libraries: Welcome to
MU Libraries

Welcome to the MU Libraries!

How do the Libraries work and what services and resources you can find in MU Libraries?  American library systems are very different from libraries in your countries. We hope you will find this guide useful in your library research and that you have an enjoyable, productive experience using the MU Libraries and its resources. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

Critical to academic success is your ability to use a research library and its resources. In academia, independent research including library research is very important in order to be able to produce papers for classes or complete your thesis or dissertation. UPCOMING MU LIBRARIES WORKSHOPS: information

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I join the library?
  • How do I reserve a study room?
  • How do I print in the library?
  • Can I use my cell phone in the library?
  • How do I connect to the wireless network?
  • And more...

Electronic Classroom II


  • Virtual Tour/Video Tour
  • Quick Camtasia Tutorials
  • Plagiarism Tutorial
  • Quick Guides

MU Libraries System

  • Collections & Services (PPT)
  • Ellis Library
  • Specialized Libraries
  • University Archives
  • UM Depositories
  • Public Library

Library talk

Understanding Library Talk

  • Bound Journal
  • Call Number
  • Stacks
  • Embargo
  • Inter-Library Loan (ILL)



Borrowing Library Materials
  • MU ID Card
  • Loan Periods
  • Fines
  • Recalled Books
  • Book Searches


  Reference Desk Getting Library Help
  • Checkout and Information Desk
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Subject Specialists
  • Specialized Libraries
Finding Information
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Articles
  • Subject Librarians
  • Course Guides
  • Research Help
  • Citing Sources
  • Tutorials and Videos
  Help on Campus Support on Campus
  • International Center
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • International Directory
  • Division of Information Technology
  • Learning Center
  • Counseling Center