USM Libraries

Remote 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! 

Library & Tutoring Assistance Zoom Research Help Space 
Hours available: Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm

Interlibrary Loan - Articles and Book Chapters sent directly to your email. Questions, email

Electronic Reserves are available 24/7.  Please have your faculty member contact the library to add items to Electronic Reserve. (

Textbooks on Reserves - A reminder to students that the Libraries’ electronic reserves (e-reserves) system is available and many classes contain the required reading materials for your course.  If you have been using the Textbooks on Reserves in the Libraries in print format, first check Vitalsource (use email to login or create an account) and Redshelf to see if the textbook is available for free for the rest of the semester.  If it is not, ask your faculty member to request the appropriate chapters or pages be scanned and placed on e-reserves.  Due to copyright, we are unable to scan an entire textbook. Faculty can submit scanning requests to

USM Digital Commons - Find University research and scholarship in our online repository 

USM Digital Learning (CTEL) - For Faculty teaching online

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

Other library questions? Email