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Request Books from the UM Libraries: Video Tutorial

August, 2022

Request Books from the UM Libraries: Written Tutorial

1. If a book you need is not available through the Libraries, you can check to see if it is available through the UM Libraries, which includes all of the libraries in the University of Missouri school system.

Book is checked out

2. At the top of the book's record, change your search from "MU" to "All MERLIN." This will search for the book in the UM Libraries.

Search all MERLIN

3. On the results page, you will now have a list that includes the book you are searching for. If the book is available in one of the UM Libraries, you will see a UM Library listed in the location section of the record. 

Different versions available at other libraries

4. If the book is available and says "Not Checked Out", you can request a copy of the book. Select "Request" in the book's record.

Click request button

5. On the next page, click "Continue."

Login Method

6. Type in your university username and password and select "Login."


7. On the request form, choose a pickup location. Then click "Submit." Requested books should arrive in 2-3 business days.

Request Form

If you have any questions about how to search for books at UM Libraries, please contact the librarians or visit the Reference Desk at Ellis Library.