About Murrell Library

  • Check Out Policies

    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

    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

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


    Renewal Of Items

    Library materials may be renewed in one of three ways:

    1. In Person Renewal: In the Main Library or Library Commons
    2. Telephone Renewal: Call 660-831-4180
    3. Online Renewal: Go to www.moval.edu/library and select “View My Account.”
    • Note that overdue materials must be renewed in person. Please pay fines in the Main Library.

    Return Of Items

    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.

    Overdue Fines

    Any overdue materials will cost the patron 25 cents per day, per item.

    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.

  • Computer Labs and Printing Info

    Computer Labs

    Computer labs are located on the first floor of the Main Library and in the Library Commons. There are also computers for student use in the Reading Room and in the second floor quiet zone in the Main Library.


    Printers are available in the Main Library office  and in the Murrell Library Commons computer lab. Black and white prints cost 5¢ per page or 9¢ for double-sided pages. Color prints cost 10¢ per page or 19¢ for double-sided pages.

    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 semester you will need to add money to your account. Ask any library staff member for assistance in this.

  • Library Layout

    Library Layout

    There are two buildings that house the entire collection of Missouri Valley College’s library materials. In the Main Library you will find our fiction and non-fiction books in the stacks, located on the second floor. Periodicals, best sellers, and audiobooks can also be found on the second floor. Newspapers and popular magazines can be found on the first floor.

    The Library Commons, located on the first floor of the Tech Center, houses our Juvenile Collection as well as our Educational Resources and Curriculum Materials. Periodicals geared toward Education students are also located in the Library Commons.   

    If you need assistance locating library materials please ask a library staff member. We are happy to help!

  • My Library Account

    Use your library account to renew your items and place holds. Please follow directions on the My Library Account login page to access your account. The first time you login you will need to create a 4 digit pin. If you need help logging in please contact Murrell Library at 660-831-4108 or the Commons Library at 660-831-4005.

    Click here to go to My Library Account