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Search, browse, and request materials from our collections including Missouriana, government publications, and Library Professional Development with your Missouri State Library card.

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Select a link below to find available books:

Missouri public library directors and branch managers are encouraged to request books for use by their staff.

Staff and students at MOBIUS libraries may request these titles via the MOBIUS catalog. Titles are also available to borrow from the State Library (MOL) via WorldShare ILL. 

These print journal volumes are also available for borrowing. Article scans may also be requested by completing the Request a Scan form.


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Missouri Libraries Historical Collection with images of old bookshelves and carts

The Missouri Libraries Historical Collection showcases historical materials relating to Missouri libraries and library development including reports, monographs, periodicals, surveys, studies, and ephemera authored by the State Library, about the State Library, and about library development in the state of Missouri. 

This collection is library use only.

Library Professional Development Collection

Keep up on the latest library innovations with titles from our Library Professional Development Collection! Find new inspiration on everything from programming ideas, services to benefit your community, collection management, and much more.

Have sections of a book scanned and emailed to you with the Request a Scan feature in our book catalog. View our Request a Scan tutorial for more details and step-by-step instructions. 

Fly Off Our Shelves

Help our aviation books Fly Off Our Shelves in this month’s display! Discover titles on aviation history in Missouri and the United States as well as military aircraft history.

View our virtual display or visit the library to check out these titles. While there you can also see posters of the history of some of our favorite games and maybe come away with a new game to play during the holiday season!

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