In addition to our study rooms, we also made a few small changes to the library as a whole while you all have been away this summer.
- In order to declutter and really open up our space, we removed some unused or uneccesary furniture including a dictionary stand, stools, a metal table, a bookcase, and study carrels. Don’t worry, there are still a ton of carrels left for you solitary studiers!
- We rearranged the furniture in our newly acquired space and added a display case given to us by the College of Engineering to show off more Engineering memorbalia from the Heritage Collection.
- We received new chairs and a few new tables for our study rooms from the College of Engineering. The new Student Services Enhancement Fee helped us pay to paint the walls behind the monitors so there is less eye strain when using them.
- We redid our call number labels at the ends of the stacks for a more polished, user friendly look. The labels now have acrylic holders for durability and they contain subject headings for easier browsing.
- The College of Engineering gave us framed Dean portraits to replace our paper ones on the Heritage Collection display board (Dean Loboa’s portrait is still pending).
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped us change things around!
See some photos of our updated space:
Fall semester hours for the Engineering Library & Technology Commons start on August 21st!
Regular Semester Hours:
August 21st – December 15th
Monday- Thursday: 8:00am to 12:00am
Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 12:00am
November 17th – November 25th
Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Wednesday, November 20th – 22nd: 8:00am to 5pm
Thursday – Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12pm to 12:00am
For an up-to-date list of all of our hours visit: University Libraries Hours
Welcome! We are beyond excited to have you all back.
Learn more about us!
Engineering Library Staff:
Noel Kopriva – Noel is our Engineering Librarian. She is here to help you navigate and choose library databases and resouces for your research projects. Currenty, she splits her time between Ellis Library and here so schedule an appointment!
Michelle Baggett and Kate Wright – Michelle and Kate are Senior Library Specialists. They are here to answer any service related questions and to help you track down specific books and articles.
67 DoIt Windows desktop computers and 1 Macintosh: these all come with complete list of DoIt software.
4 study rooms: these rooms, large and small, come equipped with whiteboards, data ports, and 55-inch flat panel displays on the walls with laptop HDMI hookups.
Large group study tables and individual study carrels.
Printers, scanners and copiers.
We checkout a number of equipment items (laptops, cameras, whiteboard markers, phone & laptop chargers, iPads, ect.). See a complete list.
Textbooks! Your professor may have put your class textbook on class reserve. We keep class textbooks behind the desk. Not sure if your textbook is on reserve? Search for it here or ask at the front desk.
We have access to a ton of books, journals, and articles. Check out the Engineering Library Collections.
What kinds of items can you check out and how long? See Borrowing Information
Questions or concerns? Stop by the circulation desk or contact us via phone or email.
Looking forward to a great semester!
Alright, that 29 seconds might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the Engineering Library does get a lot of USB drives turned in at the circulation desk! Please remember to take your USB drive out of the slot before you leave. We don't want you to lose your assignments!
Add a contact folder to your USB drive which contains your name and email so we know it belongs to you. We try our best to reconnect USB drives with their owners and it makes it much easier when we have a contact information.
Encrypt the most important files on your drive so nobody can steal your information if you do lose it.
Add a keychain to your drive so it is easier to see and remember.
Consider keeping backups of your files in a cloud service. Humans are not perfect so the odds of losing a small USB drive can be high. It is good practice to keep backups of your most important work elsewhere in case your USB drive cannot be recovered.
Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Engineering Library & Technology Commons
Need an article, but aren't sure how to get it? Want an easy way to ask while on your phone? Request your article via Twitter using #MizzouPDF. Be sure to use an identifier like a DOI, PMID, article title, or any information you have. Including your MU pawprint in your tweet will make the process faster, but we can private message you back if you don't want to include your pawprint in your tweet. We will send the article your way through email. For example:
This service is open to current MU faculty, students, and staff.
Remember, you can still request articles while in databases like PubMed, Scopus, or Ovid MEDLINE by clicking on the FindIt@MU button and selecting "Request a copy".
The Engineering Library is now on Facebook! Follow us for updates on library hours, events, and engineering related information.
Find us here or by searching 'MU Engineering Library & Technology Commons' on Facebook.
If you need journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents, and any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you via email. This includes items in any library building, and our off-site depository.
For Scan & Deliver, fill out the blank interlibrary loan form, or request a copy through Find it@MU. There is no charge for MU Faculty, Staff, and Students. Click here for additional infomation.
Need research help? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service–now available almost 24 hours a day.
During the day you can chat with MU librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.
To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.