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Distance Learning  

A guide to finding resources and services for students who complete classes online or at locations away from the Springfield campus.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Meyer Library Information

Street Address:
850 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65897

Library Hours

These are regular semester hours.  Hours may be different during holidays.  Check the library's home page for hours during these times.


Visitors may park in the visitor's parking lot at the corner of National Avenue and Monroe Street (lot 13) or other metered parking on campus.  The closest metered parking to the library is in Lot 19 on John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

Visitors may park in reserved lots, commuter and residence hall lots without a permit from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday, except where posted otherwise. 

Parking Map


Distance Learning

Being a distance learner can be challenging, but remember, librarians are here to help. We can help you decide on a research topic, find sources for a paper or project, select databases for research, refine your database searches to make them more precise and efficient, and much more. We also have a myriad of services to help you get the information you need, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, and our state-wide book borrowing system, Mobius.

We also have a variety of ways for you to ask for help:

Chat Online

Fall/Spring Chat Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - Midnight
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12 noon - Midnight
Holiday, finals, and intersession hours may vary.

Email Reference Service

Phone Reference Service: Call us at 417-836-4535

Walk-In Assistance: Go to the Reference and Government Information Desk on the first floor of Meyer Library.

Research Consultation Service: For in-depth help with a research project, use the Research Consultation Request form to set up an appointment with a librarian. Distance Learners can choose how they wish to meet - either face-to-face, over the phone, or via email.


Logging In

When you're on-campus, you can simply click on a database to access it. But in order to access any of the library's databases or electronic journals from off-campus, you must have a current Missouri State University BearPass login and password. If you do not have a BearPass login and password, click here. When you click on a database or journal to open it, the library uses a proxy server to verify your status as a Missouri State University student, faculty, or staff member before allowing access.

The Computer Services Help Desk provides information and contacts for university computing resources, accounts, internet access, etc. which may be helpful to distance learners.


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