Murrell Memorial Library

Student Check-out Periods

  • Books- 4 weeks
  • Non-current Periodicals - 1 week
  • Murrell Library Commons Periodicals- 1 week
  • DVDs - 1 week
  • IPads- 1 week  
  • Kindles- 4 weeks

Faculty Check-out Periods

  • Books - 4 weeks
  • Non-current Periodicals - 1 week
  • DVDs- 1 week
  • IPads- 1 week
  • Kindles- 4 weeks

Items that may NOT be checked out of the library:

  • Current issue periodicals (except Murrell Library Commons Periodicals)
  • Newspapers
  • Reference books
  • 2-hour strict reserve materials
  • Community members may not check out DVDs or Curriculum materials.


Two-Hour Reserve : The assistant at the desk will help you. You will need your Student ID to check out reserve materials.


Having trouble finding the materials you need? Please talk to a Librarian about search options and requesting Interlibrary Loan materials.



Library materials may be renewed in one of three ways:

In Person Renewal: Come into the Main Library or Library Commons and a member of our staff can assist you with renewing your items.

Telephone Renewal: Items may only be renewed once by telephone. Call 660-831-4180 for telephone renewals.

Online Renewal: Go to and select "View My Account."

Overdue materials may NOT be renewed online. Please pay fines in the Main Library.


During open hours library materials may be returned to either the Main Library office or the Library Commons office.

When the Library is closed please return books by depositing them in the Library Book Drop container which is located at the end of the sidewalk facing College Street outside of the Main Library.


Please note that Interlibrary Loan materials are to be returned to the Main Library Office.


Any overdue materials (including 2-hour Reserve items) will cost the patron 25 cents per day, per item. Please return overdue books and pay fines in the Main Library office.

If an item is lost, you will be charged a replacement fee. The Business Office will be notified of outstanding obligations, and no college transcripts, grades or diplomas will be issued until the obligations are met.


Printers are available in the Main Library and the Murrell Library Commons. Black and white prints cost 10 cents per page or 16 cents for double-sided pages. Color prints cost 25 cents per page and can only be made in the Main Library.

All students start each semester with $20.00 in their printing account. All you need is your student ID to print. If you print more than $20.00 worth of copies before the end of a semsester you will need to add money to your account. Ask any library staff member for assistance in this.

MICROFICHE/MICROFILM READER/ PRINTER The microform reader/printer machine is located on the second floor of the Main Library and has a built-in printer. Copies made from microfiche and microfilm are free.

Library Do's and Don'ts:


  • Seek designated “quiet areas” when needed.
  • Conduct group discussions on the first floor.
  • Come to the Library prepared with pen, pencil, paper, student ID, etc.
  • Be respectful of others.
  • Dress appropriately (according to common community standards) including shirts and shoes.
  • Ask for assistance when you need it!

Do Not

  • Be loud, rude or disruptive in the computer labs or libraries.
  • Have cell phone conversations in the computer labs or quiet areas of the libraries.
  • Smoke or use tobacco products in the library.
  • Re-shelve books or periodicals. Leave them on a table or let library staff know and we will do it for you.
  • Leave possessions or textbooks unattended.
  • Vandalize library materials or equipment.
  • Plan on changing bills larger than one dollar.