Your university identification card may be used to check out books at any of the University of Missouri libraries.


All employees are extended borrowing privileges and access to electronic resources at the University Libraries, which include the health sciences, veterinary medicine, journalism, engineering, geology, and mathematical sciences libraries. Ellis Library, the main library, is located on Lowry Mall. With a collection of more than three million volumes, the MU Libraries are an excellent source of information for almost any subject.

Employees may borrow materials from the MU Law Library, one of the largest in the state, which is housed in Hulston Hall. The library's holdings include the federal and state statutory and case laws materials, special collections in foreign and international law and the John D. Lawson Library of Criminal Law and Criminology.

The State Historical Society of Missouri, located in the lower east end of Ellis Library, has a vast collection of manuscripts, census data, newspapers, maps and other reference materials. The society's art collection includes works by George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Hart Benton and Karl Bodmer, and many more renowned Missouri artists.

Kansas City

The UMKC libraries provide a full range of information services, including photocopying and printing, at four locations: the Miller Nichols; Health Sciences; Dental and Law libraries. Visit


All employees may borrow materials from the Missouri S&T library and make use of the many other services and resources that the library has to offer. The library is known for its strong collection in science and technology. In recent years, the material in social sciences and humanities has grown to support interest and programs in these areas, as well. The collection consists of more than 500,000 items, including books, journals and audiovisual materials. The library also provides more than 20,000 electronic journals, as well as electronic books and a variety of databases, all of which are available via the campus computer network. In the library's Multimedia Center, users are able to manipulate graphics, animation, sound and still and moving pictures to create multimedia presentations. The library also provides poster printing and lamination services for a nominal fee.

St. Louis

The Thomas Jefferson Library, on the main campus, and the Ward E. Barnes Education and the Health Sciences Libraries, at the South Campus Complex, are open during regular session. The collections of the libraries consist of more than 900,000 volumes.

Reviewed 2011-06-22.