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Discover@UMSL

How to find articles, books, and more using our new library search interface.

Accessing Your Library Accounts banner

The My Account button on the library homepage allows you to check any one of three accounts:

  • My Account + Renew takes you to your main account, which shows books you’ve requested/checked out that are owned by UM libraries, as well as items and searches you’ve saved while using Discover@UMSL.
  • My MOBIUS Account shows books you’ve requested/checked out through MOBIUS. These books have either a green sticker or a green or salmon-colored band around the cover.
  • Interlibrary Loan shows items you’ve requested through interlibrary loan—either electronic articles or print books that are not owned by UM or MOBIUS libraries. The books have a yellow band around the cover. 
     

Main Library Account banner

To access your main library account and renew items:

 A  On the library homepage (umsl.edu/library), click the My Account button below the Discover@UMSL search box. Select My Account + Renew from the dropdown menu.

My Account + Renew option on the library homepage

If prompted, log in using your regular University SSO ID and password. When you log in, you may see a screen asking you to agree to EBSCO’s Privacy Policy regarding personal accounts and how data will be used to provide library services. Certain services may not be available (such as personalized folders and requesting books) if you do not agree to the terms.

 B  On the next page, click the My Library Account link in the dark gray bar at the top of the results page. If you currently have books checked out, you can either click the My Loans link in the black bar directly above it, or you can select My Loans from the side navigation menu ( C ). From there, you can click the Renew link ( D ).

Account page showing side navigation and headers

Your account will be accessible every time you search Discover@UMSL. If you’ve saved searches or search results, you’ll find them in the side navigation menu. For more information on the My Library Account feature, click the “?” next to your name at the top of the menu or visit the Saving Items & Searches page in this guide [PAGE LINK TO COME].

Questions? Contact the Thomas Jefferson Library by using chat, email, or telephone: (314) 516-5060.

My MOBIUS Account banner

To access your MOBIUS account:

 A  On the library homepage (umsl.edu/library), click the My Account button below the Discover@UMSL search box. Select My MOBIUS Account from the dropdown menu.

My MOBIUS Account option on the library homepage

 B  Choose the Your campus email username login option and then log in using your standard university SSO ID and password.

Ideal login option for MOBIUS Account

 C  On the next page, you’ll see your account dashboard. Clicking the link for your requests will open another page showing the status of your holds. Generally, an item will say RECEIVED when it is ready for pickup, and you will get an email notification; if you have not received an email and are unsure what a particular status means, please contact the library via chat or by calling (314) 516-5060.

MOBIUS account dashboard and holds detail page

Interlibrary Loan Account banner

To access your Interlibrary Loan account:

 A  On the library homepage (umsl.edu/library), click the My Account button below the Discover@UMSL search box. Select Interlibrary Loan from the dropdown menu.

Interlibrary Loan account option on the homepage

 B  On the Interlibrary Loan page, click the yellow button in the middle of the page to log in to your account using your standard university SSO ID and password.

Login button for Interlibrary Loan account

On the next page, you’ll see the history of your requested items. Note the different item types (Book, eJournal/eMagazine) and statuses (Submitted, Link Expired, and Complete). You can cancel a submitted item by selecting its checkbox and clicking the Cancel requests button ( C ). If you click the Request details link below an item’s submitted date ( D ), you will see a log of the notifications you have received for that item. If you have questions about your requests, please contact the library’s ILL coordinator at (314) 516-5080.

Detailed ILL account page showing Cancel button and link for request details