Items can be placed on a list, in the patron account. To place the item on a temporary list, click on the “Add to my list” link. If you are logged in to your account, you can place the item directly to the list of your choice in your account. Items on the temporary list can be moved to your list by logging in to your account.
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To renew a book, call the library at 333-2480. To place a hold, patrons can select the Place Hold link in the upper right corner of the record to reserve the item. If the item is available, it will be pulled from the shelf and held. If all copies at the local library are checked out, it may be delivered from another library. If all copies are checked out, you’ll be placed on a waiting list. See My Account below for more information about the items you place on hold and check out.
The Missouri Evergreen consortium was formed in the summer of 2012 as a way to increase cost-effective resource sharing among Missouri public libraries. Member libraries share an integrated library system (ILS) based on the open source Evergreen software. This allows patrons or staff at a member library to request books from any other member library as though they are two branches of the same library system. The Missouri State Library uses LSTA funding via a contract with MOBIUS to provide technical support for this system.
Missouri Evergreen is second among all public libraries and consortia in number of registered borrowers:
|Saint Louis County Library||608,914|
|Mid-Continent Public Library||501,318|
|Kansas City Public Library||265,349|
Missouri Evergreen is third among all public libraries and consortia in terms of physical collection size:
|Saint Louis Public Library||3,288,629|
|Mid-Continent Public Library||2,842,627|
|Saint Louis County Library||1,750,089|
Missouri Evergreen has demonstrated that patron-initiated requests via the Evergreen system can serve a larger population than traditional interlibrary loan. Since its inception, there has been an 84% increase in LSTA-supported resource sharing across the state.