Visiting Scholars

Borrowing Services for Visiting Scholars

Material Type Loan Period Renewals # of Items
MU Books 4 month 2


500 – combined total of check outs  
UM Books (MST, UMKC, UMSL) 4 month 2
MU Print Journals 2 week 1
UMLD Journals (MU, MST) 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 2 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 table above refers to the Health Sciences Library


Additional services for visiting scholars

Request Borrowing Privileges

In order to have borrowing privileges at MU Libraries, all visiting scholars must have a valid MU ID card and an approved form letter written by International Student and Scholar Services.

  1. Obtain the letter referenced above from one of the following:
  2. Obtain an MU ID card at the ID office located in the University Bookstore
  3. Take the letter and the MU ID card to the Ellis Library Checkout and Information to obtain library borrowing privileges.