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Distance Students (Regional Campus/Online)

Are you a regional campus or online student?  Check out the library services and resources below to find out how the Library can assist you.

Electronic Resources

You can access the Library's wealth of electronic resources from home!  We have over one hundred databases filled with scholarly articlesvideoseBooksnewspapers, and much more.  We've even broken down the databases by subject (visit our A-Z Database list and Select a Subject in the dropdown box at the top). To access these resources, you may have to log into them.  All you need is your MSU ID and password.  If you are unable to access the resources, first review our Off-Campus Access guide or email us for assistance.

Free Delivery

You can have books, articles, DVDs, and other library materials delivered to you.

Request materials by:

  • Using our online request form (Login with your MSU ID and password. Then, choose the type of item you would like to request from the left-hand menu to view the correct form.)
  • Email:  Sherry Kelley or Bridgette Whitt at
  • Phone: 606-783-2819 or 1-800-423-0884 (toll-free)

Delivery is free, but students are responsible for returning the items to the library.  Photocopies are yours to keep.  All requests will be processed within one business day and must conform to the U.S. copyright law.

Request & Delivery Services hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Research Assistance

The Library is always here to assist you with your research needs.  Contact our Distance Instruction Librarian, Bridgette Whitt ( for research assistance.  Or visit our Research Help page to find out all the ways you can contact us, such as our live chat option. 

The Library also has numerous Research Guides that recommend resources and take you through the research process.

Want to call toll-free? Contact us at 1-800-423-0884 and ask for Regional Campus Library Services.

Staff Are Here to Assist You

Contact the Library's Regional Campus Library Services staff ( if you have any questions about the Library, its resources and services. 

Bridgette Whitt, Distance Instruction Librarian for Extended Campus and Dual Credit

Sherry Kelley, Library Associate