Ellis Library Spring Hours

The MU Libraries have reduced hours during Spring Break. Find a complete listing at http://library.missouri.edu/hours/.

The Bookmark Cafe will close on Friday, March 24, and reopen on Monday, April 3.

HSL Spring Break Hours

March 27th – April 2nd 

Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

For an up-to-date list of all library hours visit: MU Libraries Hours

Engineering Library: Spring Break Hours

Engineering Library Spring Break Hours: Friday, March 24th until Saturday, April 1st.

Friday, March 24th: 8:00am – 5:00pm (please note early closure!)
Saturday, March 25th: Closed
Sunday, March 26th: Closed
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 1st: Closed

Regular hours resume on Sunday, April 2nd, at 1:00pm.

For an up-to-date list of all of our hours visit: MU Libraries Hours

Zalk Library: Spring Break Hours

Zalk Library Spring Break Hours: March 25 – April 1

Saturday, March 25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: Closed
Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, March 31: 7:30am – 3:00pm (please note early closure!)
Satruday, April 1: Closed

Regular hours resume on Sunday, April 2nd, at 2pm.

Have a happy and safe Spring Break!

University Libraries Hours

History of Women in STEM

Throughout history, women have been passionate about working hard to create a better future. In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project (NWHP), Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women's History Month. Today, the NWHP is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents-for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women contributions to U. S. This month, the Health Sciences Library is commemorating the notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Earlier this month we featured several items from our catalog in this month's book display: History of Women and Medicine. All are fantastic examples of the impact women have had on the history of medicine. All items in the display are still available for check out. 


Coninciding with the book display, we created a series of tweets highlighting these extraordinary women. All tweets were inspired by Women in Science- 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky. The book is full of wonderful information, and beautiful illustrations.  Below,  is an excerpt from the book about Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell.

She advocated for better hygiene standards in hospitals and homes, and went on to found the Women's Medical College of of the New York Infirmary in 1868 and the London School of Medicine for Women around 1874. While we don't have this book in our library catalog, we do have some other wonderful items you can check out




Books and Movies by and about Missouri Women

Stop by Ellis Library to take a look at books and movies by and about Missouri Women. The display is near the Reference Desk, and all items on display are available for check out. Watch The Grace Lee Project, read poems by Missouri's current poet laureate, learn about the Missouri native who was blacklisted from Hollywood, and much more.

Jennifer Gravley

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Women’s History Book Display

Today begins Women's History Month!

To celebrate, we've asked our Library assistants to put together a display by choosing books that focused on journalist topics, women and stories that fascinated and inspired them most. We'd like to thank them sincerely for taking the time to help us with this! Thank you again, to TJ Purdy who helped us pick out some amazing photography books to give our display such a fascinating aesthetic touch! We are proud of our library assistants and hope you'll stop by to catch their work this month, again!  

Check out photos on our facebook page!

Click on each book to read why the book they picked inspired them. 















Photo Books picked by Terrance    





Enhance Mizzou Town Hall

Have you heard about the Student Services Enhancement Fee referendum on the ballot during the MSA elections this spring? It could bring 24/5 hours back to Ellis Library, extend hours at specialized libraries, enhance library spaces and resources, and do much more for other areas across campus!





If you have more questions about how this can help Mizzou Libraries, we encourage you to attend the Enhance Mizzou Town Hall:

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Times: 7pm & 8pm
Where: Leadership Auditorium in the Student Center

Student Services Enhancement Fee informational website: studentservicesfee.missouri.edu

Referendum Wording
Do you agree to a student fee of $2.91/credit hour (max $35 in the fall semester of 2017 for a full-time undergraduate*) to improve student access to mental health services, extend library hours, expand wireless in high-density student areas, improve student learning spaces, and maintain opportunities for student involvement in leadership and service programs and campus activities? Similar to other activity fees, this fee may be adjusted by inflation and will be subject to an annual review by the Student Fee Review Committee (SFRC).
* Max $26.19/semester for graduate and professional students
When and where do you vote?
March 6-8 during the MSA student elections online and at polling places around campus:

How was this fee proposal created?
In the spring of 2016, the Division of Student Affairs sent out a satisfaction survey to a sample group of Mizzou’s student body. The survey asked students to rate their satisfaction with a variety of areas on campus and to rank the importance of these areas. Results were shared with key administrative stakeholders, who were asked to identify how much it would cost to try to address these student priorities. After minimum budget needs were identified, administrators met with the Student Fee Review Committee. Information was provided to student executive leaders in MSA, GPC, the President’s Council, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, and the Student Fee Review Committee leadership and members of MSA senate in fall 2016. The student leaders made recommendations that led to the proposed Student Services Enhancement Fee.

New Art Display – For Our Legacy Teachers

Our new display features artwork, essays and poetry created by third-year medical students. As a part of the Legacy Teachers Program, students create these works to celebrate and thank a patient who has made a difference in their lives.  The Legacy Teachers program helps remind students they must never stop learning from patients, for they will always have much to teach about courage, dignity, the importance of listening and the values of patient-centered care.

Stop by to check out these moving tributes. This display is available through the close of Spring Semester.

Black History Displays in Ellis Library

The following exhibits are on display in the first floor colonnade of Ellis Library.

The Fight for Educational Equality Envisioned in Editorial Cartoons
In the 1930s, 40s and 50s a rash of court cases challenged the legitimacy of the “separate but equal” doctrine that justified segregation in U.S. schools. This resulted in the gradual integration of many state universities, including the University of Missouri in 1950. In 1954 the Supreme Court declared “separate but equal” unconstitutional, yet several state governors openly defied court orders to integrate. This exhibition presents examples of original editorial cartoons from the art collection of The State Historical Society of Missouri that document this tumultuous period.

Letter from Birmingham City Jail
This exhibit contains the printed text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham City Jail alongside eight serigraph prints by Faith Ringgold that illustrate this foundational text of the Civil rights movement. Faith Ringgold is an American artist and activist known primarily for her narrative quilts, which draw on a traditional art form to express her experience as an African American woman. Produced in 2007 for the Limited Editions Club, the book contains eight original serigraphs by Ringgold alongside a beautifully printed text by King. Special Collections has copies 119 and 132 from an edition of 400.

Legion of Black Collegians at Mizzou
This exhibit examines the early history of the Legion of Black Collegians at Mizzou throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Black History Month at MU
In honor of 2017 Black History Month, this exhibit looks at how MU has celebrated Black History Month in the past.