Ellis Library Final Hours

Ellis Library is open until 4 am most nights during finals week. Some of the branch libraries also have extended hours. Please visit for a detailed listing of MU Libraries hours.

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Recordings of All the Fridays @ the Library Workshops Are Now Available Online

Missed one of our workshops? Check out the online recordings. They are available at


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Congratulations to Nicki Murff! Winner of a Bookmark Cafe Gift Certificate! You Can Be a Winner Too!

The MU Libraries want to hear from you on ways the library can improve to better meet your needs. Complete the MU Libraries Student Survey here: The survey takes approximately 5 minutes. Once you have completed the survey you will be asked for your MIZZOU e-mail to be entered into a daily drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the Bookmark Café. The last day to complete the survey is Dec 19th.

Thank you! Your input will help shape the future of MU Libraries services, spaces and collections!

For questions about the survey contact Navadeep Khanal at

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Stress Free Zone

Don't let finals stress you out.

Come to the stress-free zone in the Ellis Library colonnade on Dec 15-17 to relax.  We will have games, puzzles, comics, snacks and much more. So don’t let those finals get you down.


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Celebrate the Holidays with the MU Libraries

This year the MU Libraries want to help you get into the Holiday Spirit!  We have created a holiday guide ( to help you know about events that are happening on campus and around Columbia. The guide also has tips on how to find holiday books, videos, music and much more.

For a sampling of some holiday materials that are in Ellis Library, check out the display near the scanners on the 1st floor starting December 2nd.

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Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Space Available in Ellis Library

An interfaith meditation and prayer space has been designated for student use in the southeast corner of the Information Commons in Ellis Library. The short hallway that leads to an Emergency Exit is a space that is usually unoccupied and quiet.

At the request of the Missouri Students Association Chief Diversity Officer, this space now has a sign informing users of the purpose of this space and to respect the privacy of those using the space.

A campus Interfaith Prayer Map was created by the Missouri Students Association and Graduate Professional Council with this space in Ellis Library – along with other places on campus – identified for this purpose.




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Special Collections Thanksgiving Mini-Exhibit on Nov. 20 from 1-3 pm in Ellis Library Colonnade

Special Collections will be back in the Colonnade with a display of materials related to Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 20, from 1 to 3 pm.  Materials on display will include Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want” poster from World War II as well as American pamphlets on Thanksgiving from the 18th and 19th centuries.  Stop by and let us know what you’re thankful for!

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NTIS Cancellation

The MU Libraries have canceled the subscription to NTIS, effective December 31, 2014.

The commercial version of NTIS will be available through December 31, 2014, via the EbscoHost interface

The U.S. Department of Commerce offers public access to the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). Access is free, but you must register to search and view full-text documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ellis Library Reference Desk or call 573-882-4581.

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ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Cancellation

Due to low usage, the MU Libraries have canceled the subscription to the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, effective December 31, 2014.

Until December 31, 2014, ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index will still be available.

The MU Libraries provide access to numerous databases indexing resources relating to religious studies. Please review the Religious Studies Guide for additional resources and assistance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ellis Library Reference Desk or call 573-882-4581.

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Friday Workshop, Nov 14

Apps for Academics: The Best of the Best Applications for Researchers and Writers
Nov. 14  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

In this workshop, Jonathan Cisco will present new software (both PC and Mac platforms) that can help researchers write effectively and efficiently. Attendees will also be encouraged to discuss their own “tools of the trade” as they relate to their own writing processes.

Jonathan Cisco, Campus Writing Program Coordinator

Registration Preferred.



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