Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, and Tulsa (OK) Share Library Resources
MOBIUS and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the state-wide library consortia in Missouri and Colorado, have formed a new partnership to borrow materials from member libraries of both systems. Current WUSTL students, faculty, and staff can now expand their research beyond MOBIUS to the Colorado Alliance catalog, Prospector. This new partnership provides our users access to over 12.5 million titles held by research libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
If a search in the MOBIUS catalog does not return needed materials, click on the Prospector link to search their catalog and request from an Alliance member library.
This past spring, MOBIUS also welcomed Tulsa (Oklahoma) City-County Library as a new, and the first out-of-state, member. Tulsa has a central library with 24 branch libraries and serves a population of over 600,000 residents. Tulsa’s collection of over 1.5 million items was added to the MOBIUS catalog in May. Their items can be found and requested by searching the MOBIUS catalog.
Items from Tulsa City-County MOBIUS has coordinated courier services to transport materials across state lines in conjunction with these new partner libraries. Delivery times may vary as the consortia fine-tune delivery services. Average delivery time for items from Tulsa currently averages 10 days.
Since its founding in July 1998, MOBIUS has transformed resource sharing in Missouri. The MOBIUS Union Catalog includes more than 25 million items, serving over 1.5 million people from the higher education community and the state of Missouri. MOBIUS has 70 members which include 61 academic libraries as well as special libraries, the Missouri State Library, and several public libraries. Materials borrowed from Missouri libraries usually arrive within three or four days.
About the Alliance
Prospector is a service of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and has been in operation since 1999. It currently supports over 40 academic and public libraries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The system offers over 12.5 million unique titles (over 30 million copies) and is the largest patron-initiated discovery and requesting service in the Rocky Mountain region. The Alliance was founded in 1981 and serves the research libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
About Tulsa City-County Library
Tulsa City-County Library is a large urban library serving an area of 573 square miles. With over 400,000 registered customers, Tulsa circulates over 6 million items each year. To find out more visit the Tulsa Library website.