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Library Policies

Setting Up Your Account
Many of the digital resources available to our students are offered through MOBIUS and EBSCO. These resources are easily available to those on a computer connected to the university’s servers, however, in order to access these resources from a personal computer at home, students must set up a special library account. Follow the How To link below for directions on setting up your account. Use the My Account link to proceed in setting up your account. If you have any questions or need assistance throughout this process, please see a library staff member.

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Overdue Materials
Overdue notices will be e-mailed or mailed to all borrowers. Materials, not returned fourteen days after the date due and two overdue notices, will be billed and a charge will appear on the monthly statement.

Fees & Fines
If not returned after 2 overdue notices, all borrowed materials will be declared LOST. The cost for lost or damaged materials from the State Tech Library collection is the replacement cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee. Lost or damaged materials obtained through MOBIUS Inter Library Loan will be charged $120 per item. Lost or damaged periodicals will be charged $10 per item.

Who May Borrow
State Tech students, faculty and staff have access to the entire collection. Residents of Linn and Osage County can borrow print materials.

Obtaining a Library Card
To borrow materials from the State Tech collection, you must have a valid library card. State Tech students’ and employees’ ID card functions as their library card. Replacement cards can be obtained at the Activity Center.

To obtain a library card, residents of Linn and Osage County must present a picture ID, such as a driver’s license and proof of their current residence address, such as a recent bill from the utilities company. Borrowing privileges are restricted to 10 print materials from the State Tech Library collection.

Library service may be denied if a user does not return overdue materials, does not pay outstanding fines, removes materials illegally or repeatedly abuses Library policies.

Returning Materials
Those using materials, whether in or out of the library, are responsible for any deterioration in the condition of the material while in their use, as well as the timely return of the materials. Borrowers who lose or damage library materials will be assessed a replacement fee and a $10 processing fee. If a lost item is found and returned in good condition before the replacement has been ordered, the replacement cost and/or processing fee may be refunded.

Type of Material

Loan Period


3 days – Maximum of 2 per card


4 weeks

MOBIUS Interlibrary Loan Books 4 weeks


10 days

Reserves (Course Materials)

2 hours




2 hours

Reserving the Library Conference Room
State Tech’s library conference room is equipped with a powered table, smart TV, Meeting Owl 360° camera/speaker, and seating for 10. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to take advantage of this space for meetings, group study, interviews, game night, etc. To reserve the conference room, schedule your event in MS Outlook Calendar. Invite “Conference Library Conference” to your meeting. Library staff will review for scheduling conflicts and confirm the reservation, if available.

Contact Us:
State Technical College of Missouri
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: 573.897.5215
Email: librarian@statetechmo.edu

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