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Welcome to Messing Library

Welcome to the virtual Messing Library!  Here you may access the library catalog, browse lists of new books including annotated lists of the Twain and Truman nominee titles, read eBooks, use the databases, see research project pages, check the MLA Style Guide, learn research tips and tricks, discover a list of helpful websites, check on summer reading lists, and much, much more.  Be sure to check out the About Messing Library page for FAQs, a list of library resources, and other fascinating information.  

St. Louis County Library

All MICDS students and faculty are entitled to receive a FREE St. Louis County Library card regardless of where you live!  Besides awesome books and programs, the St. Louis County Library has an amazing audio book collection which makes it well worthwhile!  For more information about getting a free SLCL library card ask at Messing Library or click the image above to visit the SLCL's website. 


Search the Libby App for eMedia from your public library

Use your library card for access to eBooks and Audiobooks. Consult your public library's website for assistance

Author Visits

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MICDS votes for Twain & Truman

MICDS voted!

MICDS picked Refugee by Alan Gratz for the Truman Award

MICDS had a tie between Real Friends & Restart for the Twain Award

We love to read...

Can't make it to the library? Check out some Free Online Books

MICDS Libraries Mission Statement

The mission of the MICDS Libraries is to ensure that students and faculty are information fluent citizens, empowered with the knowledge, the skills, and the compassion necessary for success in a rapidly changing world. To fulfill this mission, we:

  • Teach students to use, synthesize, evaluate, and communicate information ethically and effectively;

  • Collaborate with the faculty to promote learning across the curriculum;

  • Lead in the implementation of curricular standards for research and information literacy;

  • Provide equitable access to an exciting and diverse collection of information resources and programs reflective of the needs of our community;

  • Foster a love of reading, lifelong learning, and libraries.

Sora by Overdrive

Check out eBooks and audiobooks through Sora 


Visit Sora via your  MICDS Google apps (nine dots at top right hand corner of Google screen)!



Messing Library Catalog - The OPAC

Research Databases

How to check out eBooks from our collection

Find Book Recommendations

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