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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Distance Library Services: Home


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 are a student who lives outside the greater Mankato area or a professor not teaching on campus, you can have MSU books and interlibrary loan books sent to you. Also, you can have articles from MSU or other libraries’ collections posted to a website.


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.

Distance Librarian

Paul Wyss

Contact Info:
If you have questions or need assistance please contact Paul Wyss, by telephone at 507-389-2258 or by email at If I am unavailable or if you need to chat online, please use the Library's Ask A Librarian service.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Fall & Spring Semester
Reference Desk Hours*

Memorial Library, 1st Floor

Mon–Thurs: 8:30am-9:30pm
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By E-mail: Your email will be answered within 1-2 working days.  
By Chat:  Chat online with a reference librarian 24 hours, 7 days a week
By Phone: 507-389-5958

*Check the Library’s hours page for schedule variations

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