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Borrowing Procedures for Distance Users

UCM and Quest Cluster Books
To borrow books found in the online catalog, Quest, determine if the Status indicates the book is AVAILABLE. If so, click on the Request button at the top or bottom of the record display, and complete the request form questions. Be sure to follow your ID number with the ucm campus code as instructed in the small print.

Drop down the menu under "Choose a Pickup Location" and select the location of your choice. Note that there are pickup locations for bot UCM Summit Center as well as UCM Circulation Desk, which is in Warrensburg. Click the submit button when you are ready to submit your request.

Special Note for Summit Center students. Requested library materials are delivered to the Summit Center Monday through Thursday through the campus courier. They may be picked up from the Summit Center's office professional Monday through Thursday.

You can utilize Quest from home.  Loan periods generally are as follows: 

  • 4 weeks
    • Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Alumni, Public Clients,
      Faculty Emeritus, and Staff
  • 12 weeks
    • Graduate Assistants and Faculty

Borrowing from other Missouri Academic Instituions
UCM students may borrow only books from any of the Missouri colleges and universities participating in MOBIUS using the same searching software as Quest. This gives UCM students access to over 7 million titles. It also gives distance students in Missouri the option to pick up and return books from a college library closer to them than UCM.

MOBIUS can be accessed by clicking the link on the top of most Quest search pages or you can go directly there with this link http://mobius.missouri.edu/search/. After  identifying the book needed the researcher must select the "REQUEST THIS ITEM" link. Next you will be required to identify which institution you are affiliated with. UCM students should select "Quest."

The next screen will require submission of your name and ID number. UCM students will use their campus ID number followed by our campus code, "UCM" (ie. 700223333UCM) This screen will also ask you to identify where you wish to pick the book up, giving you the opportunity to pick up the book at  locations other than UCM.

All books are renewable unless a Hold/Recall has been placed on the book.  Renewals may be made by mail, telephone, or e-mail.  Phone number:  660-543-4283.  E-mail:  renewal@libserv.ucmo.edu Students may also renew library materials using the "View Your Library Account" function within the Quest catalog.

Overdue Books
Fines of $0.25 per day will be assessed on each overdue book to the maximum of $15.00.  An overdue notices will first be sent you your email account and subsequent overdue notices will be sent through the post office mail. Failure to receive the notice in no way relieves the borrow of the obligation to return the library materials or renew them. Read the notices and do not ignore what they say. Follow the instructions on the notices or contact the circulation desk at 660-543-4283.

Charges for billed items can include:
1.  late fine up to $15.00 maximum
2.  replacement cost of the book
3.  $15.00 processing fee

Fine charges that are not paid at the circulation desk will be reported on your Banner account. The person to whom the book is charged is responsible for the return of the item checked out and for any fines incurred. 

If an ID card is lost, report it to the Circulation Desk at once and request a duplicate from Student Affairs, Administration 214.  Mailing addresses should be kept current through Banner.

Books Not In Quest/MOBIUS and Other Non-Book Materials
Use ILLiad to make requests for books not found in Quest or MOBIUS, reports, journal articles, and other non-book items. illiad.ucmo

If this is the first time you have used ILLiad, click on the First Time Users link and completet the online form.

UCM-Journal Articles
You will find full text of many journal articles by using EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, an electronic online database that is available to you from off campus. Instructions for accessing Academic Search from off campus can be found at http://library.ucmo.edu/proxy.htm.   If the article you find is full text, you can simply print it out at your computer.  If the article is not full-text, you should submit the request through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system.



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