The online catalog will allow you to search what the MSU and surrounding Libraries have for journal titles, books, DVD's, CD's, microfilms, eBooks, and more. For distance students, if you need a circulating book (one that can be checked out) from the MSU Libraries, follow these steps:
Find the item in the Online Catalog.
Click on the Place Hold button.
Log in using your MSU Net ID and Net Password.
For Pickup Library, select "MSU Distance Ed Student" from the drop-down menu.
The book will be mailed to you. You would then just need to pay to have it shipped back to us.
You can return books by mail at the following address:
Mitchell Memorial Library
Attn: Access Services Department
PO Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762
You are responsible for return postage and any overdue fines. Fines are based on the date books arrive at Mitchell Memorial Library; avoid fines by renewing books prior to returning them. You are responsible for any damage or loss, including those occurring during shipment.
There are several libraries that you have access to as a student and can use to check out books by using your MSU NetID. This link contains the list of participating libraries in the Mississippi Library Partnership.
This link provides you a list of databases and indexes that are available to you as a MSU student. The list is arranged both alphabetically and by subject for your convenience. Remember, when trying to access articles off campus, be sure to first login using the secured MSU Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information please visit https://servicedesk.msstate.edu/TDClient/KB/?CategoryID=80.
Interlibrary loan is the borrowing of materials (books, articles, book chapters, etc.), that are not found within the MSU Libraries' collection, from other Libraries across the country. Distance students can also use this service to request PDFs of articles and book chapters that are in the MSU collections.
MSU Libraries has a wide variety of collections that have been digitized. We have collections from President Grant to music sheets, from University archives to congressional papers. Use this link to explore what is available to you.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database contains theses and dissertations from many institutions around the globe. Full-text access is available for most theses and dissertations from 1997 to present (and sometimes earlier), with abstracts available for documents before 1997.