Zalk Library Summer Hours

Zalk Library Summer Hours begin on July 1st.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

University Libraries Hours

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.

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

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:

Have a great break! cool





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.

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

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

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.

University Libraries Winter Break Hours and Services

Ellis Library Winter Break Hours
Ellis Library's extended finals hours have come to a close. We'll cut way back on hours during the Winter Break and return to our regular hours when the spring semester starts up. As always, check our Hours page for up-to-date opening and closing times:

Dec. 19–25
Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

Dec. 26–Jan. 1
Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

Jan. 2–Jan. 8 
Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-7pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday closed

Jan. 9–Jan. 15
Closed January 13 – 16, 2017 due to weather conditions.

Library hours are subject to change. Please check the Hours page for the latest information:

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. They focus on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

ULSAC Meeting: Library Hours

The University Libraries Student Advisory Council will be meeting Tuesday, October 4th @ 5pm in Ellis Library meeting room 114A.

This meeting is being held to discuss the recent student demand for increased library hours and funding. Due to the impact of this major issue and the nascent nature of this council, executive or senior leaders of your organizations are encouraged to attend in addition to appointed ULSAC representatives.

Plans for the ULSAC governance document, chair elections, and regular meeting schedule will also be discussed. If you cannot attend, assign a proxy so that your organization’s needs are represented and information from the meeting can be communicated back to your organization.

Questions? Contact user engagement librarian Grace Atkins at


  • FourFront
  • Graduate Professional Council (GPC)
  • lnterfraternity Council (lFC)
  • Library Ambassadors (LA)
  • Legion of Black Collegians (LBC)
  • Missouri lnternational Student Council (MISC)
  • Missouri Student Association (MSA)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association (PHA)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. They focus on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

Ellis Library Fall Hours 2016

Mon-Thu:  7:30am-Midnight
Fri:  7:30am-7pm
Sat:  9am-7pm
Sun:  Noon- Midnight

The University Libraries will reduce hours for Ellis Library (and some of the specialized libraries) at the beginning of the fall semester. Ellis Library will no longer be open 24 hours, but will close most days at midnight.

In order to maintain the highest service level possible, the Libraries have increased the hours for online chat access to librarians. Students and researchers may ask questions online almost any time of day or night.

In addition, Ellis Library will be open 24 hours the week before and the week of Finals.

In addition to reducing hours, the Libraries have eliminated eight positions and will be cutting approximately $1 million in collections. These measures result from a lack of student fee revenue as well as the 5% cut to MU general operating funds. The Libraries administration continues to seek funds through a variety of sources.

All hours for Ellis Library and the specialized libraries can be found at

If you have questions, please contact Shannon Cary at or 573-882-4703.