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Find at Drury: Library Catalog

You can find books, DVDs, CDs, and more. If you can't locate a book from our library try getting it from MOBIUS.

  • MOBIUS   Search the joint catalog of 60 academic libraries in Missouri
  • WorldCat   If you can't find what you want in the Drury or MOBIUS catalogs, try WorldCat. You can request a book online using the ILL icon or click here ILL (interlibrary loan).

Search the Drury Online Catalog




  • Drury/Swan/Mobius Catalogs: place a request. You will get a HOLD PICKUP email notification; if you need the book mailed to you please contact the Circ Desk  - or call 417-873-7338
    ** If you are an off campus patron requesting a "Drury/Swan" book: these requests are denied at present because the system thinks you are a local patron. Please request Drury/Swan books through the Mobius catalog instead.
  • Drury books: 28 days, and 2 renewals for 28 days each, 7 days are added to the first checkout period to allow for travel through the mail. Renewal Exceptions are:
       a) If another patron has requested the book
       b) If overdue more than 7 days
       c) If a renewal is made before the end-of-semester expiration dates [all books are returned at the end of each semester, if you renew just before the end it will not renew]

  • Renew (and request) Drury, SWAN/MOBIUS books online - My Library Account  There are limitations if overdue or fines owed, etc.

  • Renew Interlibrary Loan books (blue paper book strap with OCLS-ILL) through
  • You may have up to 15 total items from a mix of Drury, SWAN/MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan items. You are allowed to "order" 30 MOBIUS. with only 5 in transit.


  • 3 DVDs or videocassettes from our media collection; contact Circ [417-873-7338] and request mailing.
  • Check out is for 14 days [Faculty and Students] BUT, if checked out personally at the Circ desk, only 7 days for students.

Helpful Guides

Oline Library: My Library Account
by Holli Henslee, Rob West - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
How to use the Mobius / Swan Library Catalog
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Olin Library: General Tutorials
by Holli Henslee, Rob West - Last Updated Oct 3, 2014
Here you will find various tutorials on how to use Journal Finder, Interlibrary loan and using and creating DUguides plus much more.
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Olin Library: Research Skills
by Holli Henslee, Rob West - Last Updated Jun 9, 2014
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Many, perhaps all, of the articles needed for your research may be found in one of the library’s full-text databases.  However, magazine or journal articles not available in those databases may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Most articles ordered are available at no cost to you; you will be notified when a cost is applied to the request.

  • Interlibrary Loan: use this service when you absolutely cannot find the material you need through Drury/Swan/Mobius.
  • Tutorial: here is a tutorial on using ILL.

Subject Research Guides

For subject specific databases & resources use the following guides.


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