Borrowing Services for Faculty and Instructors
|Material Type||Loan Period||Renewals||# of Items|
|MU MERLIN Books||4 month||Unlimited||
1000 – combined total
|MERLIN UM Books (MST, UMKC, UMSL)||4 month||2|
|MU Print Journals||2 week||1|
|UMLD print journals (MU, MST, UMKC)||2 week||1|
|Government Documents||30 day||2|
|MOBIUS Books||4 week||3||20 – combined total of MOBIUS book check outs and hold/requests on MOBIUS books|
|Prospector Books||3 week||1|
|Interlibrary Loan||2 week, but varies by lending institution||
Contact Interlibrary Loan prior to due date
Recalling a Book that is Checked Out
- Go to the Ellis Library Circulation Desk or at any branch library circulation desk with your MU ID card.
- Have the author, title and call number of the item ready to give to staff at the Circulation Desk.
We will recall an item if there are no available copies in any other MERLIN/MOBIUS Library.
- If there is an available copy at any other MERLIN/MOBIUS library, that copy will be requested rather than recalling one that is already checked out to a patron.
- Student assistants pick up books for professors.
Faculty: Research on the Road
MU faculty, students and staff who are in good standing (no billed books or unpaid fines or blocks on their circulation record) may go to any other MERLIN / MOBIUS library and present their MU ID card and borrow books held in those libraries, if they are “Available” in the MERLIN / MOBIUS catalog.
The education roaming (eduroam) service allows users (such as researchers, students, faculty and staff) from our University and other participating institutions to securely access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution.
The GWLA Reciprocal Circulation Agreement is a program for faculty, staff and students of participating GWLA institutions to borrow library materials on site while visiting other, cooperating, member libraries.
MU Faculty members who are traveling to other research libraries that are members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) who are also OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) members may be eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrower Card.
International Student & Scholar Services have provided a form letter approved by the Libraries. Departments must use this form letter when requesting privileges for the scholar.