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Library Accessibility & Instruction Guide

A guide for MSU instructors that compiles information about accessibility of library resources, as well as accessibility resources and best practices for instruction, all in one reference point.

Why Use Library Resources

Why Use Library Resources in your Course: Access for All

  1. Ensure all MSU students have access to the materials for free with their NetID (including off-campus access for online resources);
  2. You can Embed Library resources in D2L (video by Meghan Salsbury, Instructional Technology Librarian);
  3. The Library makes our resources accessible to users to the best of our ability, so you don't have to.

For more information on how to Find Library Materials for your Course, see our full MSU Library Research & Instruction Guide.

Accessibility of Library Material

Library Resources & Accessibility

  • Montana State University (MSU) Library is committed providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying relevant accessibility standards in compliance with Montana State University Web Accessibility Policies.   
  • Current status: The library is working to make our resources more accessible, and more information can be found on our main Accessibility in the Library webpage

Request Accessible Library Material

For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, submit an accessibility request, or contact the library.

For course material or textbooks that are not accessible, submit a request through the Office of Disability Services

Off Campus Access

Interlibrary Loan

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The MSU Library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for current students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this to alumni, retirees, or the general public.

ILL is an agreement to borrow from and loan to other libraries. You can request books (no current semester textbooks), articles, video or audio recordings, government documents, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, patents, and newspapers. 

If we can find a source, we’ll try to get it!

Most article requests take 2-3 business days while most loan requests take 3-7 business days.

**Electronic interlibrary loan article and book chapter delivery will continue. Physical interlibrary loan is suspended. **