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Check It Out: Information on Borrowing

Whether you've just arrived at STLCOP or are new to using the Library, this guide covers all the basics. Learn about your library account, borrowing information, fines & fees, the STLCOP collection, and how you can suggest items for purchase.

Have a Suggestion?

We welcome purchase suggestions from faculty, staff, students, and residents.

If you would like to recommend a book or DVD, please fill out our purchase suggestion form. 

Suggestion Notes:
  • Purchases are made at the discretion of the librarians. While we do our best to accommodate all requests, there are limitations to what we can purchase. 
    • We accept recommendations for books and DVDs only; we cannot accept recommendations for eBooks.
    • Suggestions do not need to be strictly scholastic; we also accept recommendations for entertainment DVDs.
  • The time it takes the Library to acquire and process new materials depends on the item.
    • If you need an item as soon as possible, please check the MOBIUS catalog, or fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request form if the item is not available in MOBIUS.
  • Course Texts:
    • If you would like to request a purchase for course reserve, please note it on the form.