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Screen Sharing Monitors Now Available in Study Rooms

Solstice monitors are now available in some study rooms in Ellis Library and the Health Sciences Library.

These monitors make it easier to share your screens (laptops, tablets, and phones) for better group collaboration.

Ellis Library:

  • 1st floor: 151E,151F, 151G
  • 2nd floor: 2E21
  • 3rd floor: 3G61, 3G62
  • 4th floor: 4B12

Health Sciences Library:

  • 306
  • 309
  • 324

Basic instructions for connection are displayed on the monitors, but you can access detailed instructions here.

Funds were provided by the Enhance Mizzou fee for the Libraries and DoIT.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

New and Improved Group Study Rooms

You asked and we delivered!

We’ve updated some of the group study rooms in Ellis Library, in addition to a few upgrades in the study rooms at the Health Sciences Library.

Thanks to the Enhance Mizzou fee for the Libraries and DoIT, some of our group study rooms have new:

  • Chairs
  • Study Tables
  • Whiteboards
  • Carpet

A more recent addition are our new solstice monitors for easier group collaboration. All you have to do is connect to TigerWifi on a laptop or an apple device, and once set up, you can start screen sharing instantly.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Lockers with Chargers Available in Ellis Library

Looking for a place to store your items and charge your phone? Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor.

These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.

Spacesaver Lockers

  • There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
  • You can only use one locker at a time.
  • Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.

Instructions

  • Push on door to open locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
  • Put Items in locker. Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
  • Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
  • Open locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.

If you have any problems using the lockers, contact the Building Coordinator at 115 Ellis Library (by the North Entrance) or the Ellis Safety Team at the West Entrance Desk.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Furniture Restoration Project Completed Thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Fee

Furniture Restoration Project Completed Thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Fee

Ellis Library recently completed their furniture restoration project thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Fee.

This project started back in 2018 when the Enhance Mizzou Fee was first instated and was completed ahead of schedule.

What was restored and refurbished?

  • 350 wooden chairs, found throughout the library, were cleaned and refurbished
  • 60 wooden chairs were padded
  • All wooden desk hutches, found throughout the library, were stripped and stained.

Restoring these furniture pieces brought them back to their original condition.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services New Lounge Space in Ellis Library

New Lounge Space in Ellis Library

Looking to take a break from studying or wanting a comfy chair to sit on while you study? We got you covered.

We recently reconfigured Room 115 as our new lounge area, located by the north entrance and behind the safety desk.

With plenty of natural light and various types of furniture, you will be sure to find the best space for all your studying needs.

A portion of this project was funded by the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Lockers with Chargers Now Available in Ellis Library

Lockers with Chargers Now Available in Ellis Library

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 TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.

Spacesaver Lockers

  • There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
  • You can only use one locker at a time.
  • Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.

Instructions

  • Push on door to open locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
  • Put Items in locker. Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
  • Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
  • Open locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.

If you have any problems using the lockers, contact the Building Coordinator at 115 Ellis Library (by the North Entrance) or the Ellis Safety Team at the West Entrance Desk.

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Chat with the Librarians from Home

Need research help? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Staff news New Study Space at the Health Sciences Library

New Study Space at the Health Sciences Library

Last summer, we started the process of removing the old information desk to create a new student space. Throughout the year, we’ve asked for student input from what they’d like to see in the space to voting on specific furniture types.

We are happy to announce that the new comfy seating area is finally up and running! A good portion of the new furniture was delivered and we are finalizing the setup of the new lounge area, so don’t be surprised if you see different iterations of the space in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your comments, ideas, and votes throughout the year. We hope you enjoy your new space!

The furniture was funded by the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Ellis Library Open 24/5 After Labor Day

Ellis Library will be open from noon on Sunday until midnight on Friday and from 8 am until midnight on Saturday starting Sept. 5.

Students have consistently asked for longer hours, and thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee the hours have been extended to meet student needs.

  • Only students, faculty and staff with a valid Mizzou ID will be allowed in the library from midnight to 7 am.
  • Library users will have access to all floors of the library during the extended hours.
  • Service hours, such as check-out and reference, will not be extended, but the self-checkout machine is always available.
  • At certain times of the evening only the West entrance (by Speaker’s Circle) of Ellis Library will be open.

For a complete list of all library hours, including around holidays and intersession, please visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

If you have questions or concerns about using the library overnight, Pat Jones, Head of Library Security, and Dana Houston, Senior Security Officer, share security information and safety tips.

What security measures are in place?

During the overnight hours, there will be three security officers inside Ellis Library, one stationed at each entrance and one roving officer, meaning that officer will be walking throughout the building.

Approximately 18 security cameras will be added to the outside of the building soon. More and better lighting outside the building is also in the works. There are already approximately 20 security cameras throughout the inside of the building.

All security officers are Red Cross certified, and the library has a defibrillator. MU Police Department officers will arrive within 3-5 minutes if they are needed at any time.

What is the number one complaint library security officers receive?

Talking in the quiet areas!

Do you have any safety tips for students who plan to use the library overnight?

  • Intoxicated students will not be allowed entrance. The library is a place to do research and study.
  • Any time you feel unsafe or are being bothered by another individual, go to a security desk or tell the roving officer.
  • If you can, stay at the security desk to talk to the officer and answer a few questions. Additional details can help the officer solve the problem.
  • You can request an MU PD escort to an on-campus location by calling 573-882-7201. Escorts are done on foot.
  • Use the buddy system if possible. If not, call someone to say when you’re leaving and what route you’re taking.
  • Always walk in lit areas after dark.

What is the number one thing to know about safety in the library?

Again, any time you feel unsafe for any reason or are being bothered by another individual, tell a security officer.