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Reference Services


Due to COVID-19, closures of potential lending libraries may affect the availability of certain interlibrary loan requests. You will be notified if your request cannot be fulfilled at this time.

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 or 573.751.3615. 

Make an interlibrary loan request

About Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Renewing Books

To renew your ILL books, please e-mail 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?

Due to precautions for COVID-19, please do not return any library materials you have for the time being.