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MOBIUS Information & Policies

MOBIUS services are extended to Southeast Missouri State University employees, faculty emeritus, and current students. Local patrons must use Interlibrary Loan to request MOBIUS Materials.

The Kent Library MOBIUS office is located in room 206 next to the Circulation desk.
 

Contact Information:

Hours:

Office: Kent 206 Fall and Spring Semesters:
Phone: 573-651-2152 Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Fax: 573-651-2969 Summer Semester:
Email: interlibraryloan@semo.edu Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00
   


What is MOBIUS?

How Do I Submit a Galahad or MOBIUS Request?

How Much Does It Cost?

How Long Does It Take?

How Will I Be Notified When My Materials Arrive?

Where Do I Pick Up Requested Materials?

When Are My Materials Due?

Can I Renew My Materials?

Where do I Return Borrowed Materials?

What is the Limit on Borrowing MOBIUS materials?

What Materials Cannot Be Borrowed?

What is MOBIUS?

MOBIUS, also known as Missouri Bibliographic Information User System, is a consortium of Missouri academic and public libraries of which Southeast Missouri State University is a member. MOBIUS libraries are organized geographically by cluster. Kent Library is part of the Galahad cluster, which also includes Mineral Area College (MAC) and Three Rivers Community College (TRCC).

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How Do I Submit a MOBIUS Request?

  1. Check the Kent Library Catalog to see if the item is available in Kent Library.

  2. If it is not available in Kent Library, click the Search MOBIUS button on the Kent Library Catalog search results page. Also, you can also go directly to the MOBIUS catalog to begin a new search.

  3. Once you have found a book in the MOBIUS catalog that you would like to request, click on the REQUEST THIS ITEM link.

  4. When prompted with the question:With which cluster are you affiliated?, select Galahad.

  5. Follow the prompts on the login page and enter your Name and Southeast ID.

  6. Select a pickup cluster from the drop-down menu.  To have materials sent to Cape Girardeau, Kennett, Malden, Sikeston or Perryville, select Galahad. For any other location, see the cluster chart to determine which cluster to select.

  7. Select a pickup location from the drop-down menu.

  8. Click on the SUBMIT button to place your request.

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How Much Does It Cost?

There is no charge to request materials through MOBIUS.  However, Kent Library Circulation Policies regarding late fees and replacement charges applies to all MOBIUS materials. 

Billing dates for MOBIUS materials will occur 45 days after the due date.

On the billing date, all users with overdue materials are charged a $100 replacement fee and a nonrefundable $20 billing fee for each item.

If item is returned in good condition or an appropriate replacement copy is submitted within 90 days of billing date, the $100 replacement charge will be refunded. However, the $20 billing fee is not refundable.

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How Long Will It Take?

On average, it takes 3-5 business days to fill a MOBIUS request.

Delivery time is dependent upon pickup location.  If you select SEMO at Kennett, Malden, Sikeston or Perryville, an additional two business days will be added to the delivery time.

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How Will I Be Notified When My Materials Arrive?

An email notification will be sent to your Southeast email.  In addition, an email notification will be sent if your request has been cancelled for any reason.  You may track the status of your request by going to the View Your Record page of the Kent Library Catalog.

For assistance in using the View Your Record feature, Ask Us! for help.

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Where Do I Pick Up Requested Materials?

All items chosen to be picked up at SEMO - Cape Gir. Kent Library may be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd (main) floor of Kent Library.

If you select SEMO at Kennett, Malden, Sikeston or Perryville-AHEC, items may be picked up at the Main office of the selected location.  All items are checked out and shipped from Kent Library.  You are responsible for the item from the time is leaves Kent Library until it returns to Kent Library. 

It is your responsibility to contact the Kent Library MOBIUS Office if your item has not arrived within two business days after receiving your email notification.  You may track the status of your request by going to the View Your Record page of the Kent Library Catalog. 

For assistance in using the View Your Record feature, Ask Us! for help.

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When Are My Materials Due?

The loan period for MOBIUS materials is 21 days.  The due date will be written on a green band attached to the item.  DO NOT REMOVE THE GREEN BAND. Borrowing privileges can be revoked if you persistently remove the band.

To view the due dates for all books that you currently have checked out, go to the View Your Record page of the Kent Library Catalog.

If returning an item to any location other than Kent Library in Cape Girardeau, allow for travel time to ensure that it arrives at Kent Library by the due date. If an item has been returned to another location, but not received by Kent Library by the due date, the potential exists for the patron to be billed.

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Can I Renew My Materials?

You are allowed two renewals for each MOBIUS item.  To renew your materials, go to the View Your Record page of the Kent Library Catalog.  Place a check mark in the box beside any item that you want to renew. Then click the Renew Selected Items button. Alternatively, you can click the Renew All button to renew all of your checked out items at once.

For assistance in using the View Your Record feature, Ask Us! for help.

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Where Do I Return Borrowed Materials?

All items may be returned to the Circulation or Periodical Service Desks on the 2nd (main) floor of Kent Library in Cape Girardeau. You may also use the book drops located at the front and rear entries and the book drop located on Myers Drive between Kent Library and the University Center.

You may also return them to Kennett, Malden, Sikeston, or Perryville or any other MOBIUS library. If returning an item to any location other than Kent Library in Cape Girardeau, allow for travel time to ensure that it arrives at Kent Library by the due date. If an item has been returned to another location, but not received by Kent Library by the due date, the potential exists for the patron to be billed.

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What is the Limit on Borrowing MOBIUS materials?

Undergraduate students are allowed to have a maximum of 10 MOBIUS books on their record at one time. Graduate students, Faculty, Emeritus Faculty, Administration, and Staff are allowed to have 20 MOBIUS books on their record at one time.  This includes requested books, checked-out books and returned books that have not been checked-in by the lending library.

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What Materials Cannot Be Borrowed?

Any item that has a Request Status of Lib Use Only cannot be borrowed. To check the status of an item in the MOBIUS catalog, select "Display Holdings of MOBIUS Libraries." 

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Updated February 2010

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