Everyone is welcome to come use the library items and resources on-campus, including our online databases. However, borrowing privileges are reserved for the following groups:

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: 25 items
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None, for duration of teaching semester
Interlibrary loans: Yes, for duration of teaching semester
Access to digital resources: Unlimited before and during teaching semester (please contact the library for details)
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes, for duration of teaching semester (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes*, before and during teaching semester (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: None
Interlibrary loans: Yes
Access to digital resources: Unlimited (Board members, please contact the library to activate this)
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: Yes (request form)
Can have items mailed to home: Yes* (request form)
—-*not including ILL items

Need to provide: Library card (or some form of photo ID)
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: Available for local alumni by special arrangement with the library
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

Need to provide: Student ID card and authorizing letter from school library
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: No
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

Need to provide: Photo ID and introductory letter from church/ministry
Borrowing limit: 15
Interlibrary loans: No
Access to digital resources: Only when on campus
Borrowing rights at partner libraries: No
Can have items mailed to home: No

PLEASE NOTE: All circulating materials may be renewed once, and ONLY ONCE, for a time identical to the initial borrowing period.

  1. FOR FACULTY ONLY – Reference: 1 week (2 weeks with renewal)
  2. Course reserves: 3 weeks (6 weeks with renewal)
  3. All other items: 6 weeks (12 weeks with renewal)

We don’t charge fines for overdue items. Instead, you’ll receive email notices with an overdue warning and will have one week to return any relevant item(s). After one week, your account will be locked until all overdue items have been returned. Library blocks placed on your student account for long overdue books may prevent you from receiving grade reports, transcripts, or diplomas.

Also, please keep in mind that other patrons may request items you have checked out to be recalled. If this happens, you have 1 week to return the recalled item, after which it will be treated as an overdue item.

Patrons are responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged or lost items.

The library will issue a bill for these charges when necessary. We will do whatever we can to keep costs reasonable. Be aware, though, that academic books often cost more than books marketed to the general public.

Unpaid charges will result in a hold on your library account. For students, unpaid charges will also prevent you from registering for future classes and from receiving grade reports, transcripts or diplomas.

Please email the library at library@missio.edu to arrange payment.

The service not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions

The library offers free test proctoring for local residents during regular library hours. Please contact us at least one week in advance so that we can assure staff coverage.

While we can provide periodic and irregular check-ins with the student and a publicly-visible location for taking the exam, we can’t guarantee continuous monitoring or that a single staff member will be available the entire time. The student must make all arrangements for the test materials to be delivered from and returned to the testing institution.

Additional Services

Research Help

Struggling with a research assignment? Don’t know the difference between “APA” and “MLA”? Not sure whether you have too many citations or too few? We’re happy to help:

  • Fine-tune a topic
  • Develop a strategy for finding the resources you need
  • Make sure your citations are in order

Schedule an appointment with a librarian

Study Space

No matter your studying style, Missio has something to offer: a study booth for individuals needing a quiet place to focus, large tables to spread out on, and conference rooms for study groups. (If you’d like to reserve a conference room, please let us know at least one day in advance.)

We also have free, password-protected WiFi. Ask the library circulation desk for help getting logged in.

Photocopier/Scanner

The library has a black-and-white copier/scanner available for public use, although we request 10¢ per page to cover costs. While the machine produces high-quality copies, it is not high-speed so we suggest taking any large job somewhere else.

The scanner mode automatically saves to multi-page PDFs. Library patrons may borrow USB sticks if needed.