Libraries

MERLIN/MOBIUS FAQ

 

May I check out items at other MERLIN or MOBIUS libraries?
Can I request UM-St. Louis books through MOBIUS?
How do I request UMSL, MERLIN or MOBIUS books?
How long may I keep books checked out through MOBIUS?
How many books may I have checked out through MOBIUS at a given time?
How do I know when the materials I requested via MOBIUS have arrived?
May I renew MOBIUS requests?

May I check out items at other MERLIN or MOBIUS libraries?

Yes.  When traveling to another MERLIN library (MU, UMKC, or MST) you need your current UMSL ID.  When traveling to any other non-MERLIN MOBIUS library you must have your current UMSL ID and knowledge of your student or employee number.  This information WILL NOT be given over the telephone.

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Can I request UM-St. Louis books through MOBIUS?

Yes. UMSL patrons are allowed to request materials from our general collections. You may request them for pickup at the Thomas Jefferson Library.

This does not include reserve items, reference materials, or special collections items from the Mercantile Library.

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How do I request UMSL, MERLIN or MOBIUS books?

Books from UMSL, MERLIN and MOBIUS libraries can be checked out using your UMSL ID card, or you can request that they be delivered to a library for you to pick up. For step-by-step instructions, please see our Requesting Books Tutorial.

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How long may I keep books checked out through MOBIUS?

MOBIUS books may be checked out for three weeks at a time. MERLIN materials follow the loan periods of the lending institution.

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How many books may I have checked out through MOBIUS at a given time?

Patrons may check out up to twenty books through MOBIUS. There is no limit on the number of items checked out through the MERLIN catalog.

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How do I know when the materials I requested via MOBIUS have arrived?

Patrons are notified about arrival or cancellation of request by campus e-mail.

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May I renew MOBIUS requests?

MOBIUS materials can be renewed two times depending on availability. MERLIN materials follow the policies of the lending institution. Any Merlin or MOBIUS item may be recalled at any time by the lending institution.

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