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How can I find out if the library has a book I want?

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The library catalog lists all the books available at UMKC and the other University of Missouri System Libraries. If you know what book you need, type the title in the search box on the UMKC library homepage we see if we have a print or eBook copy you can borrow. Select the Catalog Only (UMKC) checkbox to limit your results to books and eBooks owned by UMKC Libraries. 

The "Limit to" menu in the library catalog search, with the option for "Catalog Only (UMKC)" selected

To limit your search results to books and eBooks owned by UMKC, plus books owned by the other UM System Libraries, select the checkbox for Catalog Only (All UM Libraries). Note that eBooks can not be shared between libraries. 

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