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Locating books


When a book is checked out from the MU Libraries, or when our campus libraries don't own a book, you may request a copy through MOBIUS, a consortium of academic, special and public libraries in Missouri and surrounding states. You can look for items owned by  MOBIUS libraries in two ways:

  • Follow MOBIUS link located on the right side of search results pages within Discover@MU (Tip: Uncheck location check boxes such as "MU Books" or "Ellis Library" before transferring your search to MOBIUS).
  • Search MOBIUS directly:

When you locate a catalog record for a book you want, make sure it's not available at MU, and then use the Request it button to have the book sent to the MOBIUS library of your choice for pickup. Note that e-books not owned by MU cannot be borrowed from other libraries.

MOBIUS request button


If a book you are looking for isn't available in MOBIUS, you can expand the search to academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming by using the Prospector link at the top of the search results page in MOBIUS.

Additional information on Prospector

Prsopector link in MOBIUS


If your book is unavailable in MOBIUS or Prospector, try locating a copy in WorldCat.  

Follow links within WorldCat to ILL@MU to initiate an interlibrary loan request for the book.

Worldcat interlibrary loan request link