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Reduced Hours During Fall Semester

Due to concerns about staffing and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mizzou Libraries will have shortened hours this semester. We realize this will be an inconvenience to some students, and we do plan to expand hours next semester if it is safe to do so. Hours have been reduced to allow for extra cleaning and because of staffing issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, for the safety of our faculty and students we will require an MU ID to access Ellis Library after 5 p.m.

The portion of the Enhance Mizzou student fee that is distributed to the Mizzou Libraries will be used to continue and increase online library services and materials, and for one-time capital investments that advance the student vision for the libraries, such as the creation of a single service desk, new self-service lockers with power for charging phones and laptops, and the installation of self-service lockers for book and equipment pick-up.

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If you have additional questions, please contact Shannon Cary, University Libraries communications officer, at