Ellis Library

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Elmer Ellis Library
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Established 1839
Location Columbia, Missouri
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Branches 7
Size 3.1 million volumes (as of August 2014)[1]
Access and use
Members University of Missouri students, faculty and staff
Other information
Budget $17,417,519 (fiscal 2013)[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 1915,[3] Ellis Library is the main library of the University of Missouri located on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. It was named in 1972 for former university president Elmer Ellis.[4] With holdings totaling over three million volumes and six million microforms,[5] The University of Missouri library system has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1862.[6]

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 provides gallery space.