MU Libraries provides pickup services that allow you to request a book and have a librarian make it available at any of the MU Libraries or at the Pickup Lockers (located in West entrance to Ellis Library off of speaker's circle). See the links below for more information.
The Libraries will retrieve and scan periodical articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents, and any part of other printed publications held in the MU Libraries (Ellis Library and branch libraries). Once scanned, the material will be available online via ILL@MU. Print or scanned copies of Microforms will be made as time allows. All scanning will be done in accordance with copyright laws and guidelines.
Interlibrary Loan Services for Persons with Disabilities
Interlibrary Loan services can now be requested with special format requests to accommodate for accessibility needs of a patron with disabilities. Please note specific accessibility needs in the Notes section of an interlibrary loan request that says "Put any information here that may help us find the item, as well as any other pertinent information".
If you have questions regarding what format might be available or explanation of this service, reach out to Cindy Cotner (email@example.com).
Code 4.5 Communicate requirements for a specific user’s accessibility needs.
Explanatory Text: Accessibility Needs As authorized entities, libraries have the right to request and receive copyrighted materials in accessible formats for the exclusive, individual use of eligible persons with disabilities, per Section 121 of U.S. copyright law (Title 17, USC). The requesting library should denote if the copy is being requested exclusively for use by an eligible person and provide specific information about what is needed. Examples include one page per scan; no black borders or gutters; optimize for Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Source document: ILL Code with Explanatory Text 2023 (1).pdf (ala.org)
The library can provide research assistance at any point in your research process. There are three primary ways you can get research help:
Workshops, Orientations, and Tours
Accommodations for ibrary workshops and orientations are available upon request, if you wish to attend and have special needs of which the instructor should be aware, the libraries will do their best to accommodate as long as advance notice is provided. Please contact Cindy Cotner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up the accommodations.
Most workshops are also recorded and available for viewing here.
Adaptive tours of the libraries are available upon request as well. Please contact Cindy Cotner (email@example.com) to set up the tour.
HathiTrust is a digital library dedicated to the preservation and access of books and other printed material.
HathiTrust consists of millions of books scanned from the collections of large university libraries, all cross-searchable.
HathiTrust is free to access.
People affiliated with MU, when logged in, are able to read and download full text materials not restricted by copyright. People who are not logged in are able to read full text materials, but downloads are restricted to short sections.
Only bibliographic information (author, title, etc. ) can be viewed for materials subject to copyright. Exceptions on access are made for people with disabilities. Contact Cindy Cotner, Head, Access Services, for additional information.
Exceptions can be made for full-view access to copyrighted material for students with disabilities. The following is a summary of our policy.
MU Libraries Accessible Book Return
MU Libraries has an accessible Book Return box located just south of the Hitt Street Parking Garage. It is near the Southwest corner of the garage. To drive to it, take University Avenue and turn north into the drive way/parking lot to the East of The Flying Cow Shirt Company.
The drive-up book drop will be available 24/7 to deposit books, CDs and interlibrary loan materials. (Reserve items and library equipment -- such as cameras, iPads, and recorders -- must still be returned to the library.) All campus books, MOBIUS, and interlibrary loan materials may be deposited in the book drop. It can accommodate over 700 books or 1800 media cases. The book drop is tall enough to be used for drive-up deposits from all vehicles including SUVs and trucks, and it is ADA compliant for walk-up deposits.
The book drop is made with aircraft grade aluminum alloy that is dent and rust resistant. It is designed to protect contents from inclement weather and drive-by splashes. It is also designed to deter thefts and suppress fires.
ACT Center Adaptive Workstation
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Digital Accessibility Resources
Digital accessibility incorporates resources and tools that allow technology to be usable to the broadest audience possible. Find campus resources and assistive technology below.
For more information on digital accessibility at MU Libraries contact Nav Khanal at firstname.lastname@example.org.