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Reference Services

Interlibrary Loan Services for Missouri State Government Employees

Can't find what you're looking for? Let us help! 

Request books or articles by submitting our interlibrary loan form. Reference Services staff will quickly track down your requests through our worldwide network of libraries. 

Receive articles straight to your email or books to your office by your usual delivery option.

Questions? Ask us at libref@sos.mo.gov or 573.751.3615. 

Make an interlibrary loan request

About Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Renewing Books

To renew your ILL books, please e-mail libref@sos.mo.gov or call 573.751.3615. Staff will then contact the loaning library on your behalf to negotiate a new due date, but all renewals are at the discretion of the loaning library. You cannot renew ILL books online. 

Copyright and Policies

Items received through interlibrary loan are subject to United States copyright law

Refer to the full Missouri State Library Interlibrary Loan document for further details. 

Missouri State Library Card

State employees requesting items through interlibrary loan need a Missouri State Library card.

Apply here

How Do I Receive/Return Library Materials?

Receive materials by one of the delivery options below. Generally, return materials the way you received them.

Jefferson City employees only.

Receive materials at your office through interagency mail.

Return them via interagency mail in an envelope or box that will protect them:

Missouri State Library – Reference Services
State Information Center
Room 200

Receive materials at your office through UPS shipment.

Return them by shipping them back to us via UPS:

Missouri State Library – Reference Services
State Information Center – Room 200
600 W Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Return shipping is your or your agency's responsibility.

Receive articles to your state email address..

No returns necessary.

Receive materials by picking up at the Missouri State Library front desk.

Return them by dropping them off at the Missouri State Library front desk.

Or leave them in the bookdrop located in front of the building.

Contact us at libref@sos.mo.gov or 573.751.3615.

We'll help you figure out where they need to go.

When in doubt, just ask us at libref@sos.mo.gov or 573.751.3615.