Answered By: Access Services Account Last Updated: Oct 29, 2018 Views: 215
There are several different ways you can try to get a book that is not available at MU Libraries:
1) In the MERLIN library catalog, use the drop-down menu and select "ALL MERLIN" to search through the holdings of UMSL, MST, UMKC as well. If one of those libraries does have the book you need, simply select the "REQUEST" button and use your pawprint and password to have the book sent to MU. Keep in mind that the book may take 3-4 days to get here.
2) If the book is not available in any MERLIN library, then you can search in MOBIUS which is a catalog that includes many different academic and some public libraries throughout Missouri. If you are able to find your book there, select the "Request" button in the middle of the page to have it sent to MU. This also may take 4-5 days to reach.
3) If the book is not available in any MOBIUS library, then you can search in Prospector which is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. If you are able to find your book there, select the "Request" button in the middle of the page to have it sent to MU. This may take 10-14 days to reach.
4) If you cannot find a book through MERLIN, MOBIUS, or Prospector, then you can do an Interlibrary Loan (ILL@MU) request. You will need to fill out the ILL form with the book information. Once requested, the book may take some time to get to MU as it may be coming from a different state.