850 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65897
Monday-Thursday, 7 am- 2 am
Friday, 7 am- 6 pm
Saturday, 9 am- 6 pm
Sunday, 12 Noon- 2 am
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.
Welcome to the Distance Learning Subject Guide!
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, our state-wide book borrowing system, Mobius, and our new book borrowing system out of Colorado and Wyoming, Prospector. Use the tabs above to find links for various types of information.
For help click on the the Ask a Librarian link for the following types of assistance:
Walk-up Assistance: Come to the Reference Desk on the first floor of Meyer Library for help.
Phone: Call us with your questions at 417 836 4535
Research Consultation: For in-depth help with a research project, use the request form to set up an appointment with a librarian. This service is available face-to-face and virtually!
Email: Send us a question and we will try to get back to you within 24 hours.
Fall/Spring Chat Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 10pm
Holiday, finals, and intersession hours may vary.
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.