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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 options below. Generally, return them the way you received them. Returned materials will be quarantined before being checked in. No late fees will be applied.

Interagency Mail

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

At a MOBIUS Library

UPS

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.

In Person

Contact us to make an appointment to pick up materials.

Return materials in the bookdrop located in front of the building.

When in doubt, just ask us.