Come celebrate National Library Week in Ellis Library! National Library Week (April 3 – 9, 2022) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.
The MU Libraries are using this week to welcome our new peer navigators! Peer navigators are students who can answer your library questions when visiting Ellis Library. If you have a quick question, visit the Ask Here desk in the colonnade to get your answer. If you have a more in-depth research question, the peer navigators can get you connected with a librarian who can help. As an added bonus, this week we will be handing out library stickers and snacks! There will be GoPo Gourmet Popcorn while supplies last.
Grab a sticker and a snack and meet the new peer navigators!
This semester, the Research and Information Services Division of Ellis Library is fortunate to have undergraduate students providing assistance at the “Ask Here” desk in the colonnade on the first floor of Ellis Sundays-Thursdays. Their purpose is to create a more accessible environment for students to ask questions. They will be giving directions, making referrals, and helping with behind-the-scenes projects. We are so excited to welcome them to the library!
Short on supplies? Mizzou Libraries is here for you!
Need a phone charger or whiteboard markers? Go to the Checkout & Information Desk. Need a place to store your belongings AND charge your devices? Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are now available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor. These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou Tiger Card (MU ID) is required for access.
Need pens, pencils, bluebooks, flash drives, or sticky notes? Checkout the supplies vending machine inside the north entrance of Ellis Library. This is stocked and maintained by the Mizzou Store. If what you are looking for is not in the vending machine, checkout the Mizzou Store. The vending machine accepts fresh bills, coins and student charge with student ID cards issued as of Fall 2017. If issues with the machine arise, please fill out a question/problem form (located on the vending machine) and give to the Check Out and Information desk staff.
Every student at Mizzou has many accounts they need to keep track of, and some of those accounts can help you out at the Mizzou Libraries!
Know the status of your Print Quota. Make sure you have money left if you still need to do a lot of printing! If you go over your semester allowance, you can add money to your Tiger card account to pay for additional printing. Unfortunately, student charge is no longer available for this service, so make sure and check your account regularly. To check the status of your Print Quota, click the link and log in with your username and password. You can also request refunds from this site if your print didn’t come out correctly. While you’re at it, make sure to download PrintAnywhere if you haven’t already. If you’ll be in the library, install those printers on your device now to save yourself time.
Another account to keep in mind is your MERLIN Account. This is the account that keeps track of all the books and materials you have checked out from the Mizzou Libraries or MOBIUS. If you have anything checked out through Interlibrary Loan, you can see that information by logging into your separate ILL Account.
Additionally, something else you always want to bring with you to the Mizzou Libraries is your Student ID. After 10 pm this is how you are granted access into Ellis Library, and this is also how you check out supplies (i.e., chargers, whiteboard markers, etc.) or use available lockers during all hours that library services are open.
Before those long hours of studying during finals week, find a study spot at Mizzou Libraries. We have spaces for everyone. If you prefer silence, check out rooms 201 and 202 in Ellis Library. Check out this Ellis Library floorplan to see all the quiet spots. Journalism also has four private personal study pods on the bottom floor that are first come, first served.
If you don’t prefer complete silence, try the Information Commons (or the first main floor of Ellis Library). Or the Bookmark Café on the ground floor for coffee and conversation.
If it’s a group study spot you are searching for, try to reserve one of the group study rooms in either Ellis, Engineering, or Journalism. They can be reserved for up to two hours for each group. Some also have Solstice monitors to help groups studying together share information with one another. Whatever you need, make sure and plan ahead, as rooms fill up quickly! Currently, access to the Health Sciences Library is only accessible to those with badges authorized to enter the School of Medicine and MU Healthcare buildings.
Remember, if your program has its own library, be sure to check out those spaces, as they are often designated specifically for you!
Before finals week, brush up on the hours the services are open at the Mizzou Libraries. Even though Ellis Library will be open 24/7, some services are not.
If you need help, you can always chat with a librarian 24/5. Saturday hours are 10 am-10 pm, and then chat services start again Sunday morning at 10 am.
If you need to check out materials, the Check-Out and Information Desk is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – midnight, Friday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – midnight. If you’re wanting to check out books, there is a self-checkout machine available at all times.
The specialized libraries on campus are also not open 24/7, so make sure to check their hours. All library hours are available on the Mizzou Libraries homepage.
Looking for open access resources? Don’t know how to start your research? Need help navigating the libraries or learning how to use a new technology? Check out our webinar recordings, available on our MU Libraries YouTube channel.
See some of our most recent ones below:
The Digital Media and Innovation Lab has new hours starting this semester!
They are as follows:
Main Lab (Ellis 156): Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-7:30pm and Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Film Studio: (Ellis 3E21): Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm and Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Click here for more information: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dmc