Answered By: Kira Lovell
Last Updated: May 18, 2022     Views: 11

MOBIUS (Missouri Bibliographic Information User System) is a consortium of over sixty Missouri college and university libraries as well as some public (St Louis County and St Charles City-County) and special libraries (Missouri Historical Society, St Louis Art Museum). MOBIUS was created to allow students, faculty and staff at member libraries to borrow books from other member libraries. The MOBIUS Union Catalog is a shared online catalog which allows users to search the holdings of all member libraries. The MOBIUS catalog includes over 11 million items.

Students, faculty, and staff of member libraries may borrow books through the MOBIUS system. Please note that only books may be requested from another library even though videotapes, music CDs and periodical titles are listed in the catalog.

Use MOBIUS when a book you need is not available at one of the SLU libraries.

  • Begin your search in Saint Louis University Libraries Catalog.
  • If you do not find the book(s) you need, click on the MOBIUS Union Catalog button to search MOBIUS.
  • Once you have located a title you want to borrow, click on "REQUEST THIS ITEM".
  • You will be asked, "With which cluster are you affiliated?" Select SLU and click on the "Submit above information" button.
  • At the next screen:
    • Type your name
    • Enter your University ID (Banner) number (be sure to include the leading zeroes).
    • Choose a Pickup Cluster from drop-down menu.
    • Choose a Pickup Location from drop-down menu.  This indicates where you want the book sent.
    • Submit your request. The system will respond with a message telling you that the item is being sent.