MOBIUS member organizations collaborate to provide quality information resources and services to the people of Missouri.

Good News Everyone!

Explore, the newest MOBIUS cluster!

Coming in the Spring of 2015 MOBIUS will have a new cluster called Explore!  This will be our 11th cluster and the first one created since our original inception.
 
The new cluster will include the member libraries of the St. Louis Research Library Consortium who currently manage their own Innovative system.  This consortium will be migrating to Sierra and becoming a full MOBIUS partner.
 
The new cluster libraries include the Missouri History Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Art Museum, and Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing.  Goldfarb and the Art Museum currently share their materials via the MOBIUS Union Catalog but will now become full members. 
 
We are excited about this new partnership and the access this will bring for you and your users to some very special collections in Missouri. 
 
More information about these libraries can be found at:
 
 
 
 
 

Tulsa City-County goes "live" as part of the MOBIUS INN-Reach Union Catalog Wednesday, July 16th

MOBIUS is proud to announce that beginning Wednesday morning, July 16th, Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) will be full partners with MOBIUS when their holdings will become available for requesting in the MOBIUS INN-Reach Union Catalog.

In the last month we have addressed an unexpected software issue while establishing a new courier relationship with Trans Amigos Express (TAE). What this means is that any MOBIUS library may now borrow from TCCL (and vice versa) while using our existing courier system (1st Choice). Additionally, our courier service can now be used to send and receive materials with any TAE library. The full list of TAE libraries are now included in our label maker, which can be found on the MOBIUS web site..

We are very excited to have such a progressive, dynamic library system join the MOBIUS family of libraries.

Fast Facts about TCCL

Population Served:  613,816
Registered Customers:  415,473
Collection:  1,780,762
Annual Circulation:  6.027,407
Locations:  29 
Reference Questions Answered:  520,655
Information Questions Answered:  757,616
Reserves Filled:  946,924
Interlibrary Loans:  15,362
Meeting Room Users:  108,694
 
Information taken from Tulsa City-County's Annual Report Summary, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.

Grow your Access

As a MOBIUS member, your patrons will enjoy access to the entire MOBIUS catalog. The MOBIUS Catalog contains over 8.6 million titles (including 5.8 million unique titles) and over 23 million volumes available for request.

Grow your Circulation

MOBIUS libraries borrow twice as often and lend nearly three times as often through the MOBIUS catalog as they do their local catalog. The MOBIUS delivery system will deliver to your library in 2-3 days.

Grow your Vision

Now more than ever libraries are struggling to find ways to fulfill their vision with limited funds. MOBIUS members enjoy significant reductions in overall costs as well as an 80%-90% reduction in interlibrary loan costs.

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MOBIUS Borrowing and Lending vs Traditional ILL - MOBIUS: $2-$3, Traditional ILL: $25-$30

Benefits of Joining

  • Annual Conference
  • Courier Service
  • Consortial Pricing for E-Resources
  • On-site Staff Training
  • Participation in an Active Membership Organization
  • Networking with Other Libraries
  • Easy Access to Union Catalog
  • Streamlined Search to MOBIUS from Local Catalog
  • MOBIUS' Expert Staff