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Engineering Library Labor Day Weekend Hours

Our hours will be different for the Labor Day weekend:

Friday, September 1st: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, September 2nd: CLOSED
Sunday, September 3rd: CLOSED
Monday, September 4th: CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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Ellis Library Open 24/5 After Labor Day

Ellis Library will be open from noon on Sunday until midnight on Friday and from 8 am until midnight on Saturday starting Sept. 5.

Students have consistently asked for longer hours, and thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee the hours have been extended to meet student needs.

  • Only students, faculty and staff with a valid Mizzou ID will be allowed in the library from midnight to 7 am.
  • Library users will have access to all floors of the library during the extended hours.
  • Service hours, such as check-out and reference, will not be extended, but the self-checkout machine is always available.
  • At certain times of the evening only the West entrance (by Speaker’s Circle) of Ellis Library will be open.

For a complete list of all library hours, including around holidays and intersession, please visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

If you have questions or concerns about using the library overnight, Pat Jones, Head of Library Security, and Dana Houston, Senior Security Officer, share security information and safety tips.

What security measures are in place?

During the overnight hours, there will be three security officers inside Ellis Library, one stationed at each entrance and one roving officer, meaning that officer will be walking throughout the building.

Approximately 18 security cameras will be added to the outside of the building soon. More and better lighting outside the building is also in the works. There are already approximately 20 security cameras throughout the inside of the building.

All security officers are Red Cross certified, and the library has a defibrillator. MU Police Department officers will arrive within 3-5 minutes if they are needed at any time.

What is the number one complaint library security officers receive?

Talking in the quiet areas!

Do you have any safety tips for students who plan to use the library overnight?

  • Intoxicated students will not be allowed entrance. The library is a place to do research and study.
  • Any time you feel unsafe or are being bothered by another individual, go to a security desk or tell the roving officer.
  • If you can, stay at the security desk to talk to the officer and answer a few questions. Additional details can help the officer solve the problem.
  • You can request an MU PD escort to an on-campus location by calling 573-882-7201. Escorts are done on foot.
  • Use the buddy system if possible. If not, call someone to say when you’re leaving and what route you’re taking.
  • Always walk in lit areas after dark.

What is the number one thing to know about safety in the library?

Again, any time you feel unsafe for any reason or are being bothered by another individual, tell a security officer.

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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Engineering Library Fall Semester Hours

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

Thanksgiving Break:

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

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New hours for Special Collections this fall

Due to staffing changes, the Special Collections department will reduce its operating hours during fall 2017.  Starting August 14, the reading room will be open for walk-in reference services Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  You can double-check our hours on the MU Libraries website.  We will still schedule class session requests outside of those operating hours, but submit your requests as soon as possible to reserve your sessions.  Please contact SpecialCollections@missouri.edu with any questions or concerns.

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

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Health Sciences Library Summer Hours

Summer break is upon us, and while we won't be at the beach the entire summer (wouldn't that be nice?), the library will have some slightly different hours during.

Starting May 15th, our Information Desk will have shortened in-person hours from 10am- 2pm. Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 2pm-5pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk. The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open. The library summer hours are as follows:

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
Sunday12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Make sure to check our hours page for all University Libraries Summer Hours. And we hope you have a fantastic summer break!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

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Engineering Library Summer Hours

Summer is finally here! That means unrestricted fun in the sun and heat induced bickerings while on family vacation. All right! No worries, we'll still be here as your air conditioned isle of zen. But, Summer also means our hours are changing:

Intersession Hours:

May 13th – June 4th, July 29th – August 20th.

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

Summer Session:

June 5th – July 28th

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day

May 29th : Closed

Independence Day

July 3rd : 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 4th : Closed


For a regularly updated list of our hours visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/?id=420

Have a great break! cool



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Ellis Library Open 24/7 Through May 12th

Students, Ellis Library is now open 24/7 through May 12th. Show your student ID to enter after midnight through the West Entrance.  You have access to all floors.

Starting May 1st, Room 213 (the classroom with 25 computer workstations) will be open for quiet study from 4:30pm — 8:00am.

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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

home Hours Bookmark Cafe Closes at 8 pm, Jan. 17-27

Bookmark Cafe Closes at 8 pm, Jan. 17-27

The Bookmark Cafe will close at 8pm for the first two weeks of Spring Semester. More hours can be found at library.missouri.edu/hours.

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Ellis Library Closed Due to Weather on January 13 & 14

Elllis Library will be closed on January 13 and 14 due to adverse weather conditions that have been predicted. The specialized libraries will also be closed.

University Libraries were previously scheduled to be close on January 15 and 16 for observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The MU Campus will be closed on Friday, Jan. 13. More information can be found at MU Alert.