UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI (UM) LIBRARY DEPOSITORIES
The first module of the University of Missouri Libraries Depository (UMLD) was established in 1997 as a facility for the storage of important, but infrequently used, research library materials. The second module of UMLD (U2) began operations in March 2007. The collection contains materials from the following libraries:
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Missouri-Kansas City
- University of Missouri-Rolla
- University of Missouri-St. Louis
- State Historical Society of Missouri
- Western Historical Manuscripts Collection
UMLD and U2 are managed through the University of Missouri-Columbia by the Director of Libraries through the Access Services Division Head and staff on site. Though the storage facilities were not designed for direct user access, a range of services offered allow browsing through MERLIN and the retrieval of materials for patrons to use in their homes, offices, other libraries, etc. MU Annex materials are also stored in the depository.
Due to the busy schedule at UMLD, tours of the either facility must be approved, and are by appointment only. For more information about UMLD please contact June DeWeese, Head of Access Services, Ellis Library, or James Keyzer-Andre, UMLD Manager.