Borrow and Renew: Library Materials
All items that may be borrowed are checked out at the Library Service Desk
located near the entrance on the first floor..
Library users must show a current Truman ID, Community Borrower, or Designated
Guest library card to check out materials.
The library reserves the right to inspect all cases, bags, parcels, etc. to
insure that all library materials are properly checked out.
What you can have & for how long
You can renew items you have checked out by logging into your
To log on, use the 9-digit
number under your name on your student ID, and add tsu. (Example:
000012345tsu). The first time you log on you will have to create a PIN. Once you
are in your account click on the "Items currently checked out" link. From there
you can choose to Renew all or just selected items.
You can also save searches to
run weekly and keep a record of
books you check out in your Library Account.
Course reserves are course-related materials that your professors
make available, either electronically or physically, through the Library. Items
that your professors may have "on reserve" for a class include: books, book
chapters, journal articles, CDs, Videos, and practice exams etc...
Use the Reserves search form to find items
by class or instructor. Your instructor should give you a course password to
access electronic Reserves for a class.
Loan periods for Reserves vary; they can be 2 hour, 4 hour, 24 hour, or 72
hour depending on the item. Check you due date slip and return items promptly.
Fines for Reserve materials are 60 cents an hour.
links over 60 Missouri academic libraries so that you can borrow books from
these libraries by requesting them online. When viewing a
title in the MOBIUS Catalog
just click the "REQUEST THIS ITEM" link. A delivery
service brings what you've ordered generally within 3-4
working days. You will be notified by Truman e-mail when
the books arrive. Pick up and return books at the
Library Service Desk (University ID required). You
can keep them for 21-days with two 21-day renewals if not needed
elsewhere. You can renew them online through your Library
account. There is no charge for this service.
(NOTE: You cannot order articles or videos through MOBIUS)
When MOBIUS doesn't have what you need, you can try
For books and media items you can search
WorldCat, which contains more than 60 million
records for material in libraries in the United States and around the world.
You can order online. Pick up and return items at the Library Service Desk (University ID required). These items come in the mail
and therefore take longer to arrive than MOBIUS books. Loan periods
are set by the lending library. To renew, you must contact the
Interlibrary Loan Office.
For articles you can order them directly while search most databases,
EBSCOHost, FirstSearch, or
databases. You can also request articles by logging onto
Interlibrary Loan Services.
Your Truman ID is your library card. Truman faculty/staff and their
designated guests, or students who do not have a university ID should go to the
ID Office (Missouri
Missouri residents at least 16 years of age may apply for a Community Borrower
Library card at the Library Service Desk.
You can renew your books or
get a list of items you currently have checked out by viewing your
Fines vary depending on the material you have checked out. See the polices
listed on the appropriate "What you can have & for how long"
page for details. Remember fines for Reserve Material is 60 cents per hour.
Truman State University lost or damaged materials will be paid for along
with an additional $20 non-refundable billing fee.
Click here for Replacement Costs for various types of
Questions? Call the Library Service Desk at (660) 785-4533