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, the Research Help & Information Desk in Ellis is open Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm, Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 am – 9 pm. If you can’t make it into the library, 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 Circulation Desk is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – midnight, Friday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – midnight. However, if you want to check out books, there is a self-checkout machine available at all times.
If you need the MU Print and Mail Center for projects or resumes, check out their hours.
The specialized libraries on campus are not open 24/7, so make sure to check their hours. All library hours are available on the Mizzou Libraries homepage.
Before those long hours of studying during finals week, find a study spot at Mizzou Libraries. We have spaces for everyone. If you like dead quiet, check out rooms 201 and 202 at Ellis Library. Check out this Ellis Libray 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.
But if complete silence isn’t your thing, try the Information Commons (or the first main floor of Ellis Library). There is always The Bookmark Cafe on the ground floor for coffee and conversation as well.
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. But remember, it’s best to plan ahead. They fill up quickly! The Health Sciences Library also has a small number of study rooms on their third floor reserved for people enrolled in health-related programs.
Remember, if your program has its own library, be sure to check out those spaces, as they are often designated specifically for you!
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 need to do a lot of printing! If not, it will send the charges to your student account. 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.
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.
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 during all hours the library services are open.
Even though Ellis Library is an academic library, we have an entire section of fiction just waiting to be browsed! No matter if you are looking for a work of classic fiction or something more contemporary, Ellis library has the books for you.
Fiction can be found in 2 East between the call numbers PR-PS.
If you are looking for a great classic book, check out these wonderful lists for inspiration!
Remember, if you need help finding a call number or a specific book, come to the Research Help and Information Desk or check out the guide How to Find a Book!
Did you leave your laptop at home? Forgot your phone charger? Need a camera? The Circulation Desk at Ellis Library can help you out! Check out the available equipment here. All equipment is available with your student ID. Materials can be renewed in person at the desk. But be careful! There is a $2 fine for every hour it is returned late.
So, the next time you are studying all day at the library and your phone dies, don’t worry! Just head over to the Circulation Desk.
Did you know that the library has reference librarians? Did you also know there is a librarian for every subject?
The reference librarians here at Mizzou Libraries love to help out students with any research they may need. You can call, e-mail, or even set up an in-person session.
So, no matter what your major, there is a librarian for you! Check the directory to find yours today.
Can you name the Indigenous Nations who once lived in Missouri? Want to know which books on Native American culture are written by Native Americans, themselves, rather than just others writing about them? Need a starting point for research for a Native American Studies class or paper topic? Find these answers and much more on the new Native American Studies Guide, compiled by Willow Hoxie, graduate library assistant and past president of MU’s Four Directions: Indigenous Peoples and Allies, with input from Rachel Brekhus, Social Sciences Librarian, and Anne Barker, Literature Librarian.
Along with the recommended resources for each area, the latest news in Indian Country is available, as well as information about on-campus resources.
Check it out to learn more about the first peoples of America!
Tips & Tricks:
-Recommended Books and Movies are available on the homepage
-The homepage also has a search box for a specialized online reference library.
Black Thought and Culture provides a combination of monographs, articles, speeches, essays, interviews and letters written and conducted by the leaders and scholars in the black community. The information provided in this database ranges from 1700’s to the present, and covers a variety of topics such as black studies, political science, music, literature and art, and American history. With a vast variety of searching options and easy browsing ability discovering new and forgotten works by major black authors, scholars, athletes and activists is simple even for the beginning researcher. Black Thought and Culture allows access to previously unattainable or forgotten works, such as letters by famous athletes like Jackie Robinson, and correspondence written by Ida B. Wells. This trial ends on November 20, 2016.
Black Thought and Culture
The MU Libraries is currently participating in a trial for WiseSearch. WiseSearch is a Chinese news and business information database that collects the latest news from over 11,000 sources. Covers 10 key industries and over 8,000 companies. Updates daily. WiseSearch is available in Chinese and English. Trial ends September 14, 2016.
The MU Libraries now have access to the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE).
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is viewed as the American equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary, documenting regional American vocabulary. The online edition allows users to browse by region, create their own maps based on DARE survey data, listen to audio clips, and search within definitions, etymologies, usage and regional labels.