Is there any way to get books and articles from the library without coming to campus?

Yes. MUOnLine students can access online databases, web-based digital collections, and other library resources from anywhere, both on and off-campus, by using their MUID number. The libraries’ online catalog and more than 90 databases provide citation-level searching and full-text articles, are accessible from the Library web site.

If the Marshall University Libraries do not own a specific book, students and faculty can request them through a free service called E-Z Borrow. This service enables students and faculty to search 70 academic libraries in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey simultaneously. Requested book usually arrive at the Drinko Library within 3-5 business days. In addition, students and faculty can request books or articles through the web-based Information Delivery Service (IDS), which is available 24 hours a day. Most articles are delivered electronically without charge. There is a per-page copying charge for articles that must be delivered as photocopies. Books from other libraries are usually delivered without any fee except in cases where the user elects to mail back the book and must pay mailing costs.

Students who are completely off-campus should check out Off-Campus Library Services.