USM Libraries

Online Library Resources

Ask-a-Librarian service is staffed 7-days per week.  You may connect with a library staff member via chat, email, or phone.  We can help you find the answers you need! 

Textbooks on Reserves -

We have scanned chapters for a variety of textbooks and electronic textbooks available. Students, you can search for course reserves on Ares. If you do not see the materials you need on Ares, please and provide the course name, number, instructor, and the book chapters/pages you need.

 We urge Faculty to request textbooks and required readings be placed on e-reserves. The Library will scan materials within the parameters of Copyright Fair Use for your reserves. You can also share your syllabus with the library. Contact

Please note: Due to current quarantine guidelines for print materials, we are not offering physical check out of the textbooks at this time.

Learning Support - Tutoring and other academic resources for students 

Special Collections - Questions, email

Osher Map Library - Questions, email 

Common Read Book Request - Request a copy of the USM Common Read book, How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi, be sent to you

Key Library Resources For other Library questions?