Murrell Library and Commons

With online and print access to over 23 million books, eBooks, and articles, Murrell Library and Commons is your research partner! We also have iPads, a popular DVD collection, webcams, and even a tire pump for your bike. Library materials are housed in two buildings. Both areas contain computers, printers, and study spaces for single or group use.   Murrell Library’s second floor is dedicated solely to silent study. Enjoy pastries, coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate for only $1 each in Murrell Library. Both Murrell Library and the Library Commons are your home away from home.


Search Avalon and Request Books
Lists books, journals, and videos owned by Murrell Library & Commons, plus 8 other Missouri colleges. Use Avalon to request books and place holds.
Research Databases
Use this link to find articles on specific topics. Search the databases by subject to find out what articles are available. This is the first place to start your research.
eJournal Portal
Find and connect to the full text of specific e-Journals and eBooks.
My Library Account
Renew library items and place holds. The first time you login you will need to create a 4 digit pin. For assistance, please contact the library at (660) 831-4180.
Tutorials & Help
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly Library personnel. Know what we know - find it in Research Guides!

Main Library Hours

Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Library Commons Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed


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Library Staff

Samantha Perkins
Acquisitions, Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Margot Mirabal
Murrell Library Public Relations, Marketing, and Outreach Specialist
Bathsheba Love
Library Circulation Services
Aarin Johnson
Library Graduate Assistant
Susan Hughes
Evening Library Assistant
Sarah Haug
eLearning & Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Bryan Carson
Professor and Director, Murrell Library and Commons