Using the New Library Catalog

Our new library catalog, which we share with the UM System Libraries, launched on June 22, 2022. The new catalog is integrated with the search box on the homepage of the UMKC library website. The library search now includes our books, scores, recordings, and other physical materials, as well as articles, eBooks, journals, video, and other digital materials from library databases. 

Find physical materials owned by UMKC Libraries 

Use the search box on the homepage of the UMKC library website to find and request physical library materials like books, journals, music scores, DVDs, or audio recordings. You can search by topic or keyword, or by title or author for specific items.

Check the box for “Catalog Only” if you want to see only physical materials owned by University of Missouri Libraries in your search results; this includes UMKC collections.

The Catalog search box.
Image of the Catalog search box.

For a brief overview of how to use the library search, watch this introductory video:

Request materials from the UMKC library robotic storage unit 

Use the search box on the homepage of the UMKC library website to find the materials you need. If the location is listed as “UMKC Robot Storage” (the robotic storage unit at the main UMKC library), use the Place Request button to have the item retrieved by library staff.

Collect your requested materials at the First Floor Service Desk. If you would like to retrieve your requested materials right away, speak to a desk worker to tell them that you recently placed a request and library staff will prioritize retrieving them.

View Your Library Account 

See the list of materials you have borrowed, view their due dates, or renew your loan on materials (extend the due date) by logging in to your My Library Account. On the UMKC library website, click the My Account link in the top right corner. Choose My Library Account. Use your UMKC username and password to log in. 

How to access your library account from the website.

“My MOBIUS Account” is where you can use your UMKC username and password to log in and view or manage items you have requested or borrowed from other Missouri libraries using the MOBIUS catalog.

“Interlibrary Loan +Renew” is where you can log in to place Interlibrary Loan requests or renew your current Interlibrary Loans.

When you are already logged in to the library search, use the the “My Library Account” link at the top of the page to access your library account and view or manage your requests or borrowed materials.

How to renew your UMKC loans.
Click on My Library Account to renew your UMKC loans.

Request items from LaBudde Special Collections or Marr Sound Archives 

When you find an item in the library catalog that is located in LaBudde Special Collections or the Marr Sound Archives, you will see a “Request item through email” link. Click the link to open an email request form pre-filled with the item’s information.

Special Collections materials can be requested through email so the material can be made available to you within the location.
Special Collections materials can be requested through email so the material can be made available to you within the location.

Why am I prompted to review EBSCO’s privacy policy when logging in? 

The first time you log in to the new catalog, you may be asked to review EBSCO’s privacy policy. EBSCO is the vendor for the software that powers the library search. The privacy policy pertains to myEBSCO personal accounts. Your UMKC library user account it is separate from a myEBSCO personal account, but you must consent to the policy to be able to make requests for materials from the new catalog.

After consenting to the privacy policy, you may optionally create a myEBSCO account. You may have already done so when using our other EBSCO databases. The personal information EBSCO collects will not be sold to others

If you choose not to consent, you can still use the library catalog via Guest Access, but you will not be able to access the library’s electronic resources and you will need to contact UMKC Libraries Circulation Services to request materials stored in the Robot (robotic storage unit at the main UMKC library). 

What exactly is included in the library search?  

  • All the cataloged materials from the four University of Missouri System campus libraries
  • All the cataloged materials from the State Historical Society of Missouri
  • Materials from MOspace and UMKC Digital Special Collections
  • Electronic resources including articles, eBooks, journals, video, and other digital materials from library databases

Share This Post

Subscribe To the Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on library happenings.

EXHIBIT DISPLAY TABLES

Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content