The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library


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The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library, located at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, houses the largest academic collection of journalism-related materials in the world. It is part of the University of Missouri library system.

As the journalism library moves into its second century its history melds with its future, providing the most technologically advanced tools, experiential and collaborative space (both physical and virtual) of any academic library operating today.

We invite you to come into the library to read one of our print newspapers. Perhaps you would like to search or browse the 35,000 digital global news publications available through one of our online aggregators. Or maybe you would enjoy reading the latest news on our Kindle eReader.

Would you like to prop your feet up and watch the news on one of our 5 flat screen TV’s? Although silent to those using the library, they may glance up to read closed caption text or check out an infrared headset to listen to the news without bothering anyone else.

Take a moment to browse the Jack and Dorothy Fields and Angus and Betty McDougall’s photojournalism book collections in the library’s lower level or enjoy more than 50 Pictures of the Year International photographs lining the library walls. While there, browse the Steve Weinberg Journalism Fiction Collection, the largest growing academic journalism fiction collection in the world, approaching 4000 volumes. You’ll find it with the rest of the over 30,000 volume academic collection tucked away in automated compact shelving. Placing book stacks in a quadrant of the lower level has allowed us to maximize the space for student collaboration, research and study.