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Access Library Resources (Databases) Off-campus

There are three ways to access the library's online resources. You may click on "off-campus access" from the navigation list, use a search box, or select the hyperlinked title of any resource. You will be prompted for your library login before the resource opens. Your library login is the same as your MyPSC. See Tech Support for more information.


Checkout and Renewal of Library Materials

Faculty may check out library materials from any collection including reference and periodicals (bound and unbound). The length of regular checkout is 2 weeks; however, the due date may be edited upon request if a material is needed longer.


To renew materials, contact the library or access your library account in the Library Catalog. To access your library account, you will need to enter your full name and your NUID.


Renewing items requested through interlibrary loan must be approved by the lending library; contact us and we will ask for a renewal for you.


Request Items (Interlibrary Loan)

  • If you are searching the Library Catalog and want to use a physical item owned by Wayne State or Chadron State, click on the link to "Request" the item. You will need to enter your full name and your NUID. You will be notified when the item arrives at the library and is ready for pick up.
    • You will need to register your PSC ID with the library before you have access to request items.
    • Because of contract agreements, eBooks cannot be shared between libraries.
  • For other items, you will request them through interlibrary loan. See Request items (Interlibrary Loan) for more information.


Link to Articles from Library Databases

To use the links to articles in a library databases, you need to add in front of the URL. This directs the link to go through the library's password protection system, which allows students off-campus to access the article after logging into the library.



What can be placed on reserve?

The library can place purchased items from the library collection and from your personal library on reserve without permission from the copyright owner.


Reproduced or copied materials that are not in the public domain (published before 1923) must have the permission of the copyright owner before being placed on reserve. This includes video tapes and DVDs that are recordings of televised programs.

  • An alternative to placing copies on reserve is putting the entire book or periodical on reserve.

Copyright permission must also be granted for electronic copies.

  • Alternatives to posting the complete electronic copy are post the link to the full text article or provide a citation to have your students locate the full text.
  • When you provide the link to the full text in a library resource, add in front of the URL. This will allow students to access it even if they are off-campus.

For more information see The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance: Library Reserves


How do I obtain copyright permission?

Start with contacting the publisher. The publisher will inform you if the author retained copyright permission and should provide you with the means to contact the author. Sample letters requesting permission may be found at Columbia University Libraries webpage for "Copyright Advisory Office". Contact Veronica McAsey, Library Director, if you need further assistance.


How long can a reserve be checked out by my students?

You may determine if it is checked out for 2 hours (in-library use only), overnight, or 7 days.


How do I place items on reserve?

To place items on reserve, drop them off at the front desk and complete the reserve form. Please give us 48 hours to process the items.


Information Literacy


Recommend a Title for Purchase

Contact Veronica McAsey, Library Director, if you have a recommendation for a purchase.

  • One-time purchases such as books, DVDs, and eBooks will be considered with regards to the current budget.
  • Purchase of titles in eBook format depends if it is available through the library's eBook vendors. Remember some publishers will not sell their eBooks to libraries and the cost of eBooks for libraries may be six times the consumer price, if not more. For more information about eBooks and libraries
  • Annual subscriptions for periodicals and database will be considered for the next budget year since they require a continuous commitment in the budget and yearly increases in cost.