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Welcome to Distance Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We, at the Memorial Library, are dedicated to providing you with the library resources you need for success in your academic career. If you have comments, questions, or need assistance contact the Distance Learning Librarian, Paul Wyss, at 507-389-2258 or by email at If you would like to ask a librarian a question, or if you need chat online, please use Memorial Library's Ask a Librarian service.
New for Faculty!
Select A Resource...
Library CatalogUse the Catalog to find books, videos, government publications and more...
netLibrary netLibrary currently provides the MSU Memorial Library with over 10,000 ebooks for your use.
Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles Electronic Resources provide full-text or citations to these articles.
Course Reserves Obtain materials placed on Electronic Reserve by your professors.
Interlibrary Loan Books, periodicals articles, or other publications not owned by MSU can be obtained via Interlibrary Loan.
Document DeliveryIf you live 30 miles or more from MSU you can request that library materials be sent to you.
Setting up your computerObtain instructions for setting up your computer to access Memorial Library's Resources.
Maps and Directions If you are coming to MSU consult these for driving directions and a Virtual Library Tour.
You Need...

an University Extended Education ID Card. This card allows you:

Remember... activate your MSU email account.

  • After you activate your email account use your MavMAIL username and password to log into the Library's indexes and databases.
  • Many of the Library's indexes and databases provide access to full-text articles you can use for your research.
  • To activate your MSU email go to the MavMAIL page:
Do You Have Questions About Library Resources?
How do I find Books, Videos, and other Library materials? Answer
How do I find Journal, Magazine, or Newspaper Articles? Answer
How do I know if the Library has a particular journal?Answer
How do I search efficiently? Answer
How do I use Boolean Operators? Answer
How do I use truncation? Answer
Library Catalog Exercise
Library Database Exercise
For more information on searching the Library Catalog and the Library's databases please refer to the Guides and Handouts page.