Before asking to purchase a borrower card, please inquire to see if you qualify for a Courtesy Borrower Card.
Who can apply for a Friends of the Library Borrowing Card?
Individuals who are not affiliated the university, with any other MERLIN/MOBIUS Library, or an employee of Missouri State Government may apply to receive a Friends of the Library Borrowing Card valid for one calendar year. Individuals must be 16 years old or older to request a borrowing card. More information about the Borrowing Card may be found at Borrowing Services for Visitors.
Where do I request a borrowing card?
Cards may be requested in person at the Ellis Library Circulation Desk:
What do I need with me to request a borrowing card?
Proof of current Friends of the Library membership such as a Friends of the Library membership card or e-mail receipt for a newly activated membership.*
A current driver’s license or state photo ID.
You will be asked to provide your current address, phone number, and e-mail address.
*To become a Friend, fill out a membership form and pay by check or cash at the Ellis Circulation Desk or complete the membership form Online to pay by credit card. An individual membership requires a minimum $50.00 donation. Friends of the Library Borrower cards are good for one calendar year. If Friends of the Library membership dues are paid after September, the membership and borrower card will expire the following year on December 31.
Only 2 items may be checked out to an account during the first 48 hours from when the Borrowing Card was created.
The libraries reserve the right to cancel borrowing privileges if materials are not returned on time or are returned in poor condition.
Friends of the Library Borrower Cards may be renewed if: