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Interlibrary Loan--Borrow books/articles not owned by your SMSU Library.

Document  Delivery--Students taking online courses from a distance can't get to the library. We might be able to send materials to you.

Extended Learning--Library services for students taking only online classes.

Ask a Librarian--Finding the right information can be hard. We can help. Ask us.

Reserves--Extra resources some professors asked the Library to make available for some classes. Limited checkout periods.

Subject Guides--Resources for research on your specific topic.

Periodical/Journal Chart--A good explanation of the difference between scholarly journals, the popular press and other types of publications.

Downloading Ebooks--Information on how to set up your mobile device or PC so that you can download the Library's ebooks.  Also on this page, links to a video tutorial on downloading and links to searching Ebooks.

Equipment available for checkout--Ask for equipment at the Circulation Desk.

McFarland Library Student Assistant Application

Off-Campus Access--Get into the Library's electronic resources from home.

Writing Center--The Writing Center assists students with their writing assignments. The Center is open during each class day and is located on the fifth floor of the library in BA 527.

Speech Center--Located on the fifth floor of the library in BA 511, near The Writing Center. Speech Center consultants will provide free tutoring for all students for any course that requires public speaking or group presentations. The student does not need to be enrolled in a public speaking course in order to utilize the center. The tutor will help any SMSU student prepare for a speech or class presentation.


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