Libraries

MERLIN/MOBIUS FAQ

 

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?

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

Yes. Beginning Fall 2012, UMSL patrons will be allowed to request materials from our general collections. You may request them for pickup at either the Thomas Jefferson Library or the Ward E. Barnes Library. This does not include reserve items, reference materials, or 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.

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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.

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