Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I request an article from another library?
How do I Request a MOBIUS Book?
How can I request a WorldCat Book
What are the loan periods and fees?

How can I request a WorldCat Book or an article from another library?

Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form and email it to Debbie Garten at dgarten@cottey.edu.

How do I Request a MOBIUS Book?

MOBIUS libraries in Missouri lend books from one library to another library. Movies and other formats are not available.

  • Search the MOBIUS catalog to find a book that you want. MOBIUS
  • Click on the title to see if the book is available.
  • Click on Request.
  • Find your cluster: The box below Find Your Cluster shows Archway. Click on the drop down box and choose SWAN. Click on Submit.
  • Enter
    Your name
    Your campus ID: a number followed by COTT on your Cottey keycard.
    Crowder College students enter your Crowder ID number followed by CC.
  • Pickup cluster indicates SWAN.
  • Choose a pickup location.
    Open the drop down box and choose Cottey College.
    [You may select a different location where the book will be sent. You would get the book at that location.]
  • Click on Submit.
  • Watch the response from MOBIUS, to see if your request was successful.

What are the loan periods and fees?

Library materials can be returned to the Library’s front desk or the drop box in a residence hall. Reserves must be returned directly to the Front Circulation Desk. There is an outside return slot beside the entrance to the Library.

Circulation notices are emailed directly to the borrower. Borrowing privileges are suspended for borrowers who have long overdue material.

Format Loan Period Renewals Fines
Reserve Items (set aside for a particular course) Determined by each professor Can be renewed unless needed by someone else in the class $.25 per hour
SWAN and MOBIUS loans 28 days Yes, unless recalled by lending library $120 fine for late books
Lost books are charged a $100 replacement cost.
Late books that are not lost are charged $20
WorldCat loans 30 days Yes, unless recalled by lending library Determined by the lending library
Periodicals 1 day* Yes $.25 per day
Movies & CDs 3 days Yes $.25 per day
Storage Item 28 days Yes $.25 per day
Laptop Computers 3 hours
Library use only
Yes $1.00 per hour
AV Equipment 1 day Yes $.25 per day
Computer Speaker 3 hours
Library use only
Yes $.25 per hour
Flash Drive 3 hours
Library use only
Yes $.25 per hour, no grace period
CD-R 3 hours
Library use only
Yes $.25 per hour, no grace period

* The most recent issue is not available for check out.

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