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Welcome to Distance Library Services at Memorial Library. At Memorial Library, we are dedicated to bringing our services and resources to you.


To begin using the Library’s resources you must first activate your MavMail account. You will need your MavMail username and password to login to the Library’s databases.

You will also need a MavCard. If you do not have a MavCard please request one. Without a MavCard you will be unable to borrow items from Memorial Library’s collections.

If you live more than 30 miles from the MSU campus we recommend that you sign up for Document Delivery. This service allows you to receive items from Memorial Library’s collections at your home address.

What's in this Guide


Library Guides created to meet research needs in specific disciplines and courses.

Complete List of Library Databases

For a complete list of the Library’s databases see this page.

Complete List of Library Subject Guides

For a complete list of the Library’s subject guides see this page.

Subject Guide

Paul Wyss

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Winter Break
Reference Desk Hours

Memorial Library, 1st Floor

Dec 14: Library Closed 
Dec 15: 9am-4pm: Desk Staffed 
Dec 16-19: 9-11:30am, 1-4pm: *On-Call Librarian 

December 20 - January 4

Jan 5-6:  9-11:30am, 1-4pm: *On-Call Librarian 
Jan 7-9: 9am-4pm: Desk Staffed 

*Please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk or call 507-389-5958 during the on-call hours. 

Regular Reference Services hours will resume on Monday, January 12 

By E-mail: Your email will be answered within 1-2 days when reference service is available.  
By Chat:  Chat online with a reference librarian 24 hours, 7 days a week
By Phone: 507-389-5958


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