Faculty and Instructors

Borrowing Services for Faculty and Instructors including Emeritus

Material Type Loan Period Renewals # of Items
MU Books 4 month 5


1000 – combined total of check outs


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
Equipment Varies 0
DVDs in Ellis Library 10 days 0
DVDS in other campus libraries varies 0
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
882-0467 HSL*

NOTE: *HSL in the above table refers to the Health Sciences Library


Recalling a Book that is Checked Out

  1. Go to the Ellis Library Circulation Desk or at any branch library circulation desk with your MU ID card.


    • Requests for recall must be made in person.  No requests by email or phone are accepted.
    • You cannot recall an item online through the MOBIUS catalog.
  2. Have the author, title and call number of the item ready to give to staff at the Circulation Desk.
  3. We will recall an item if there are no available copies in any other MOBIUS Library.


    • If there is an available copy at any other MOBIUS library, that copy will be requested rather than recalling one that is already checked out to a patron.



Additional services for faculty & staff

Proxy cards

  • Student assistants pick up books for professors.


Faculty: Research on the Road


Visiting other MOBIUS libraries

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 MOBIUS library and present their MU ID card and borrow books held in those libraries, if they are “Available” in the MOBIUS catalog.



Image links to more info on Eduroam
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.


Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) reciprocal circulation program

Image links to more info on the the GWLA 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.


OCLC reciprocal borrower card

Image links to info on the OCLC reciprocal borrower's card
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.


Request library privileges for visiting faculty/scholars

International Day 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.