MOBIUS, also known as Missouri Bibliographic Information User System, is a consortium of academic libraries with membership that initially consisted of colleges and universities in the state of Missouri but has now expanded to include public libraries and libraries of various types from surrounding states. The largest single project for which MOBIUS is responsible is the MOBIUS Union Catalog. The Union Catalog creates a virtual collection of the more than 29 million items contained in the libraries of MOBIUS member institutions and creates a single user interface that allows faculty and students to request library materials using any personal computer in any location with access to the Internet. A courier service delivers library materials to member libraries once per day, 5 days per week.
MOBIUS is divided into clusters of libraries that share a common database. These clusters are generally organized according to geographic proximity. Evangel University/AGTS is a member of the SWAN cluster (Southwest Academic Network). In addition to the Evangel libraries, this cluster includes the libraries of the following institutions: Baptist Bible College, Cottey College, Crowder College, Drury University, Missouri Southern State University, Ozark Christian College, Ozarks Technical Community College, Southwest Baptist University, and Missouri State University.
The Evangel University libraries share a common online catalog with all of the other SWAN libraries. This means that you can easily switch back and forth through the various library collections when you are searching this online catalog. You can also search all of the collections simultaneously. However, this also means that you may want to pay close attention to which specific library you are searching.
In addition to the common SWAN online catalog, you can also search the MOBIUS Union Catalog online. This catalog includes the holdings of every MOBIUS library in the state, including the holdings of all the SWAN libraries.
AGTS students, faculty, and staff members can also borrow books from SWAN and other MOBIUS libraries (including other Evangel University library locations) using one of the following methods:
You can also request photocopies of journal articles from other SWAN and MOBIUS libraries through the same process as you would for OCLC Interlibrary Loan.
To place a hold on checked out EU or AGTS books or to place a request for a book available at a SWAN library:
To place a request for a book from other MOBIUS libraries throughout the state:
Once a request is filled by a MOBIUS Library, the book will be sent by the MOBIUS Delivery System to the EU Library. Once the book arrives, it will be placed on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk that you specified in your request and a pickup notice will be emailed or mailed to you. It is your responsibility to pick items up from the Circulation Desk.