Ellis Library

Ellis Library, the main library on the MU campus, is located on Lowry Mall between Memorial Union and Jesse Hall. Ellis Library contains the principal resources for research in the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences. Six additional branch libraries hold most material pertaining to health sciences, veterinary medicine, geology, engineering, math, and journalism. Two off-site storage facilities (the Annex and the UM Libraries Depository) hold the bulk of the libraries' older volumes. The holdings of the main library, branches and off-site storage facilities amount to over three million volumes and six million microforms.

Columbia, MO 65211







Upcoming Events

Workshops @ Your Library: Demystifying the Literature Review

Explore the world of literature reviews through this hands-on workshop highlighting different types of reviews, the process involved in creating each one,...

9/17 11am
Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The...

9/18 3:15pm
Workshops @ Your Library

Whether you’re new to MU or just in need of a refresher, this presentation will introduce you to the library services and resources you need to succeed as a...

9/20 1pm
Publishing an Academic Book: What Authors Need to Know

Do you plan to publish a book some day? Do you have questions about the book publishing process? David Rosenbaum, Director of the University of Missouri...

9/24 3:30pm
Software Carpentry Python Workshop

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry Python workshop at Ellis Library on October 7 and 8. This hands-on workshop will focus...

10/7 9am

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Shakealia Y. (MU-Student) Finley

Shakealia Y. (MU-Student) Finley left a positive review 2/27/2017

I had an absolutely amazing time! I'm looking forward to another trivia night at the library.

Brianna M. (MU-Student) Stubler

Brianna M. (MU-Student) Stubler left a positive review 2/6/2014

Franklin is one of my favorite artists. She is passionate, talented, and an amazing inspiration.

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