Answered By: Kayla Reed
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017     Views: 47

Circulation FAQ


What do I need to checkout books?

          If you are an MSSU student, faculty or staff member you need your Missouri Southern ID only.  If a public patron you need a valid (purchased) library card and a photo ID.

How many books can I check out at one time?

          Students may have a total of 50 books checked out at one time, but may only check out 10 per day.  Faculty/Staff may have a total of 100 books checked out at one time.

How many DVDs can I check out?

          Limited to 5 at a time per week.

How do I search for stuff in the library?

          The library webpage has the online catalog used for finding all library materials under books and more.

          To find materials you need the location and the call number.

          Once you have those we can help you find any material!

I need to renew my books?

         You can either come into the library and renew your books with your photo id or do so through your online library account.

Can I checkout a room?

          Yes! If you are a currently enrolled student or staff/faculty you may check out a study room. All you need is a photo ID.

Can I reserve a room?

          Yes, reserve a study rooms up to 1 week in advance here:

Do you have any rooms with computers?

          Yes, some of our study rooms are equipped with computer and projector; others with whiteboards.

What is MOBIUS?

          Mobius is a service that allows us to request books from other libraries for FREE! Requested books generally take 3-5 business days to arrive. 

How do I use MOBIUS?

          On the library homepage under books and more there is a link for MOBIUS. The only other information you need is that we are a part of the SWAN cluster and your S#.

How do I pay a fine?

          You can pay in cash or check at the circulation desk or with card at the bursar.

Can I send a fax?

          Yes, faxing is available for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff at the Main Circualtion desk on the 3rd floor at no charge.

If I’m not a current student can I check out books?

          You must purchase a card. If you are a local student it is $10; if a community member it is $15. Alumni receive a free card with their alumni annual fee but you must go to the alumni office and activate that account               first. 

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