UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI LIBRARIES
The MU Libraries serve a student body of 32,000 plus a faculty of 1,800, and have a collection of 3.1 million print volumes, 53,400 journal titles (in print or online), and over 7.5 million microforms. With an annual budget of $16.8 million, the Libraries support the instruction, research, service, and economic development missions of the University of Missouri. By acquiring scholarly resources, developing innovative services, and applying new information technologies, the MU Libraries fulfill their primary purpose: to serve our users.
About the Libraries
- MU Libraries Mission, Vision and Values Statement
- Organization Chart
- Campus Library Committee
- Display Cases & Exhibits (Ellis Library)
- Employment Opportunities
- Library Policies
- MU Libraries on Social Networking Sites
- Facts about the MU Libraries
- Report of the Assessment Committee (Sept. 2012)
- MU Libraries Operating Expenditures – FY11-13-Jul13
- The History of the Library, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928-1946
- The History of the University of Missouri-Columbia Library (University of Missouri, 150, 1839-1989)
- Ellis Library (the main library) is open until 2 a.m. five days per week during the academic year.
- The MU Libraries, which includes Ellis Library (the main library) and eight branch libraries, are open 636 hours a week.
- Nutter Information Commons is a top student destination for study and collaboration.
- Library facilities include Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library, Engineering Library and Technology Commons, Geological Science Library, Health Sciences Library, Journalism Library, Mathematical Sciences Library, University Archives and Veterinary Medical Library and two University of Missouri System Depository facilities.
- Discovery through the MERLIN catalog and Summon discovery tool, which searches across platforms
- Reference, interlibrary loan and circulation renewal services to the MU community via the Web
- Electronic-reserve system that provides 24-hour access to course reserves via the web
- Check-out available for laptops, iPads, digital cameras/camcorders, iPods, Kindles and more
- We lent over 57,000 items to other libraries
- In collaboration with the campus bookstore and campus printing services, provide vending machine stocked with supplies and full-service copy services in Ellis library
- More than 3.1 million volumes, approximately 53,400 print and electronic serial subscriptions
- In 2011, the MU Libraries circulated over 250,000 items; we borrowed almost 43,000 items for our users from other institutions
- Book collections make up the majority of the holdings of Special Collections, totaling nearly 75,000 volumes/items.
- The collections are diverse and range from a substantial Rare Book Collection with material dating to the eighth century to a Comic Art Collection focused on underground comics and reprints of classic comic strips.
- The University Archives houses private papers, organizational records and manuscripts related to MU history. Among the digitized resources from the Archives is the MU yearbook, the Savitar, which is searchable online.