UM-St. Louis Libraries
Amy Arnott, Dean of Libraries
The University Libraries support the educational objectives of the university and meet the teaching, research, and informational needs of the campus community. House in three locations—the Thomas Jefferson Library and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM-St. Louis (North Campus) and the Ward E. Barnes Library (South Campus)--the Libraries' collections consist of more than one million volumes, 2,900 periodical subscriptions, one million U.S. government documents, over one million items in microform, and numerous special and manuscript collections.
Materials from the libraries of all campuses of the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University can be identified in the MERLIN online catalog. Through the MERLIN catalog, users can request that items at other institutions be transferred to UM-St. Louis to be checked out. A full range of services, including interlibrary loan, reference assistance, library instruction and access to a large number of databases are also available through the Libraries.
Western Historical Manuscript Collection and University Archives
Kenneth F. Thomas, Senior Manuscript Specialist, Western Historical
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection contains primary source materials for research in many fields, including local history, the environment, labor history, women's history, politics, and black history. The collection is open to the university community and the general public. Material from the other three campuses in the WHMC system may be borrowed for research use at UM-St. Louis. A catalog of the holdings of the other branches of WHMC is available.
The archives contain official records, campus publications, student newspapers, photographs, and other material. Located on Level II in the Thomas Jefferson Library, the office is open for reference service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Archival and manuscript material does not circulate.