We heard your request and we have responded! For those of you weary of slogging your library books across campus to return them to the library when you are finished, we have good news! Effective April 2023, a new drive-up book drop will be available 24/7 for you to deposit most library books, CDs and interlibrary loan materials.
The new book drop, located on the southwest corner of the Hitt Street Parking Structure, is two units in one, and it can accommodate over 700 books or 1,800 media cases. The book drop is tall enough to be used for drive-up deposits from all vehicles including SUVs and trucks, and it is ADA-compliant for walk-up deposits.
The book drop is made with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy that is dent and rust-resistant. It is designed to protect contents from inclement weather and drive-by splashes. It is also designed to deter thefts and suppress fires.
We are confident that the book drop will protect our books, and we encourage users who do not want to park their car and carry books to the library to return their books at the book drop instead. Most campus books, MOBIUS and interlibrary loan materials may be deposited in the book drop. However, reserve items and library equipment — such as cameras, iPads and recorders — still need to be returned to the library.
Questions or concerns? Contact Cindy Cotner at CotnerC@missouri.edu.