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Faculty and Staff Library FAQ

Details regarding library privileges for Rockhurst facuty and staff.

Search the Catalog


In the library catalog you can search for books, ebooks, dvds, cds, journal and newspaper titles, foreign language materials and more. You can also limit your search results to only materials owned by Rockhurst or search for materials from all the other libraries in the Kansas City Cluster

MOBIUS: Linking Missouri's Libraries

Online Catalog

Specific books and other library materials can be found by searching the Online Catalog. This is a catalog that not only lists the collection of the Rockhurst University Greenlease Library, but can also be used to see the collections of the other MOBIUS libraries. For more information about the MOBIUS consortium, visit their website.

One can search by title, author, subject and keyword to find books owned by the library. Good first searches are subject keyword and title keyword searches. A good research strategy is called subject heading tracing. This strategy involves first doing a keyword search to find books relevant to a topic. Once a ‘good’ book is found, look at its subject headings. Then do a subject search and type in that subject heading. You should find other books on your topic this way.

Make sure that you search by subject, not by author. Many people make the mistake of searching for books on Mark Twain by doing an author search. That will retrieve the books written by Mark Twain but not the books about Mark Twain.

Fines / Fees

Overdue Fees


Item Type



Faculty and Staff are not charged overdue fees for Rockhurst items, however, significantly overdue items will result in a bill for each item.

MOBIUS (and other items from other libraries)


$0.00 to $1.00 per day per item


Depends on lending library.  

Items over 4 weeks late will be billed a $20 flat processing fee.

We are not able to waive this processing fee.


Lost Item Charges

  • The Access and Learning Services Librarian will work with the patron and the lending library to try to bring the costs down to the replacement cost of the item where possible.

  • Rockhurst items that are billed and then returned will automatically convert charges from the billed charge to the amount of overdue fees owed upon check in.


Item Type


Rockhurst item




Non-MOBIUS Interlibrary Loan Item

Depends on lending library


Damaged Items

If a book is damaged, please take it to the Access and Learning Services Librarian so that she can assess the damages and determine if a replacement copy is necessary.  If the library needs to replace the item, you will be responsible for the replacement amount.

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