Ellis Library

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Elmer Ellis Library
Ellis Library.jpg
Established 1839
Location Columbia, Missouri
Coordinates 38°56′39″N 92°19′35″W / 38.9443°N 92.3265°W / 38.9443; -92.3265Coordinates: 38°56′39″N 92°19′35″W / 38.9443°N 92.3265°W / 38.9443; -92.3265
Branches 7
Collection
Size 2.6 million[1]
Access and use
Members University of Missouri students
Other information
Budget 12,000,000[2]
Staff 163
Website http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/default.aspx
View of the library's west entrance which faces Ninth Street and Conley.

Constructed in 1914, Ellis Library is the main library of the University of Missouri System located on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. It was named for former university president Elmer Ellis. With holdings totaling over three million volumes and six million microforms,[3] Ellis Library is the largest research library in the state of Missouri and the 54th largest in the nation.[4] The University of Missouri library system has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1862.[5]

The State Historical Society of Missouri and Western Historical Manuscript Collection are located at the main branch of the library on Lowry Mall.

The Division of Special Collections is located on 4th Floor West and houses rare books, the Comic Art Collection, and plat maps and insurance city maps of Missouri, as well as various other special collections. Some of the materials have been digitized and made available online.

Also located in the main branch of Ellis is the Bookmark Café, which is situated on the ground floor. Aside from providing study space and social space for students and faculty, Bookmark Café also displays student artwork.

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