Many library materials, including journal articles, conference papers and books are available online through the library's webpages. If you are using the library from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your ISO user name and password before you can access the library's electronic databases, journals, e-books and more. For any problems accessing library resources online, contact us through Ask Us. If you are sure the problem is with your ISO login or computer access, contact IT's User Services IT-Help@mtu.edu or 906-487-1111.
For articles, conference papers and book chapters that are available only in print format you can request a scanned copy using your Interlibrary Loan account. We will scan the item and deliver it electronically to your account. You will receive an email when your requested item is available. To learn more about interlibrary loan, please visit our borrowing from other libraries page. Print includes materials in the library's collection or those we borrow for you from other libraries.
If your local library participates in MeLCat, the Michigan Resource Sharing catalog, you can request loans of books, dvds, cd from other MeL libraries and have the item deliverd to your local library. MeLCat is easy to use and free. Check the Participating Libraries to find your local library. If you are an online only student, using MeL though your local library means you can request books from most Michigan libraries, including those found through the Michigan Tech library catalog.
Do you live outside of Michigan as an online learner? Or is the book you need not in MeLCat? If so, you can use your interlibrary loan account to request books for delivery to your home. First search the Michigan Tech library catalog to identify the book you need. Next, submit an interlibrary loan request and include "Distance Delivery" and your current shipping address in the Notes field of request form before you submit it for processing. We will ship material via UPS or insured mail. We ask that you return the material to our shipping address (included with the item) in secure packaging and via trackable or insured method such as UPS or USPS. Remember, we are available to help when you contact us through Ask Us.