Like the Quest logo of frontiersmen pointing ahead, the local Quest system looks beyond the immediate to grander prospects of resources now enlarged through a shared catalog. Quest is a cluster of libraries composed of Central Missouri's holdings and those of Central Methodist College, Missouri Valley College, and State Fair Community College. On the web it is possible to view catalog records of members together or separately.

Not finding the book you want there? Then with your mouse click on the hotlink to "MOBIUS" and gain access to the over fifty libraries in Missouri whose colleges and universities are members of various clusters. With over one million titles to choose from, you have much improved chances of finding a book.

To request a book from another library location, identify Quest as your cluster, supply your name and ID number followed by UCM in the space provided, and then choose the Central library as the pick-up point. That's it. Frequently within 48 hours (if a week day) an e-mail will be sent to you announcing that the book has arrived and is available for pick up at the Circulation Desk. Also, you can check your account to see if the book has arrived.

Though browsing the Quest or MOBIUS web catalog is open to anyone, only a student or employee of MOBIUS member institutions can borrow books, whether they are in the Central catalog or available in a member's. Even though journal titles, videos, and other items may result from an online search, borrowing is limited to circulating books.

From the Quest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

"Quest is a cluster or group of Missouri libraries, within the MOBIUS library consortium."

"MOBIUS, also known as Missouri Bibliographic Information User System, is a consortium of academic libraries with over fifty member colleges and universities in the state of Missouri."

Length of time that a book may be borrowed: "28 days for most items. You may renew each item once for 28 days if it is not needed elsewhere."