Murrell Library and Commons

Tradition and technology…that’s what you’ll find at Murrell Library. Students can utilize our computer labs, quiet zones, and various study spaces, including a laptop bar and group study areas.

Library materials are housed in two buildings. Popular magazines and newspapers, films on DVD, and reference books are on the first floor of the Main Library. Fiction and non-fiction books, periodicals, best sellers, audio books, art books, and Special Collections are on the second floor. Phone: (660) 831-4180.

The Library Commons, on the first floor of the Tech Center, houses educational resources, curriculum materials, and education journals, as well as our Young Adult and Juvenile Collection. Phone: (660) 831-4005.

iPads, eReaders, movies, books, and periodicals are available for checkout to students, faculty, and staff. Plus Murrell Library users have access to over 23 million books, 214,000+ eBooks, and thousands of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles via the library’s electronic resources.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a pastry. Murrell Library is your home away from home! If you need assistance locating library materials please ask a library staff member. We are happy to help!

Search Avalon
Find out which books, journals, and videos Missouri Valley Murrell Library owns! Also lists books, journals, and videos owned by 9 other Missouri schools.
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.
Full Text Finder
Use this link to find and connect to the full text of specific e-Journals and eBooks. Only searches by title, not by subject.
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

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
(660) 831-4180

Library Commons Hours

The Library Commons will be open by appointment or upon request. Please see the personnel in  Murrell Library for assistance with materials in the Commons.

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Library Staff

Mary Slater
Reference Librarian
Margot Mirabal
Murrell Library Public Relations, Marketing, and Outreach Specialist
Bathsheba Love
Library Circulation Services
Sarah Haug
eLearning & Outreach Coordinator
Jenny Hare
Library Commons Assistant
Dr. Bryan Carson
Director of the Library
Professor of Library Services