The Library maintains over 228,000 volumes and holds more than 1,150 journal titles. It is also a State Government Documents Depository. Microfilm, company annual reports, CD-ROM products, pamphlet files, newspapers, and Internet resources provide additional unique information for users. Through its computer-based catalog and circulation system, students can gain quick access to the Library’s collection. The TOWERS online catalog and 75 plus online databases are also available via the Web. Service to clients is highly important to the Library staff. Professionally trained librarians provide individual assistance to students and other users. These librarians help locate information and materials via interlibrary loan or computerized reference data base services. Reference Chat, Book-a-Librarian, any My Librarian are additional specialized services to help the student or faculty researcher. The Library has access to a national data base of over 120 million items, assuring that clients can usually obtain the specific item needed. Group information instruction is enhanced by the availability of a specially equipped computer classroom within the library.
Comfortable surroundings are conducive to study or leisure reading. Individual carrels and small study rooms are available for quiet study while lounge seating and a coffee bar provide a pleasant setting for relaxation and recreational reading. A wireless network is available throughout the Library. Laptops are available for loan within the Library.
The library houses a 21-workstation general use computer lab which enhances accessibility to a variety of information resources. The Library is a member of the MOBIUS consortium of 63 Missouri academic libraries; plus 3 large public library systems which enhances access and distribution of materials among member libraries. Students may request materials directly online through MOBIUS.