Library News

Posted in: Admin Notes | News

Congratulations to all of you for teaching and mentoring MU students to the completion of the school year, and many on to graduation! Before you close the books on the semester, there is news below about library materials and access for you and your faculty. Please share with others in your schools and divisions.

As part of our phased-in plan to increase library services, the book drop at the west entrance of Ellis Library (near Speaker’s Circle) is open. You may return or renew library books. Because we have limited staff in the building, there will be a delay in staff checking in your items, and returned items may not be removed immediately from your account.

Starting June 1, we will resume our scan and deliver service. The Libraries will retrieve and scan periodical articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents and any part of other printed publications held in the Mizzou Libraries.

The Libraries plan to offer pre-arranged check out of books, with curbside pickup, on July 1.

Even though the buildings will remain closed for awhile, the Libraries will continue reference chat, remote consultations and instructional support throughout the summer.

Plans are being made for how to safely open Ellis Library and the specialized libraries for the fall semester.

Best wishes for your summer!

Deborah Ward

Interim Vice Provost for Libraries

Director, Health Sciences Libraries

University of Missouri

573-882-1685; 573-882-6280