We prefer that libraries making requests to borrow from our collections use the ILLiad system. Any institution that does not use OCLC or DOCLINE for its online requesting may submit requests for loans through an institutional ILLiad account. Please call our office at (406) 994-3161, e-mail or go here and then click on the First Time Users button to create a Borrowing Library Account.
If you are a BORROWING LIBRARY and already have an ILLiad account set up with MSU-Bozeman, go here to login to ILLiad.
You may wish to bookmark the page.
Montana State University lends materials to libraries in the United States as well as internationally for their patrons. If you are an individual who needs material from MSU, please consult a librarian at your university or public library.
Once you’ve received your document and are viewing it in Acrobat Reader, all you need to do is select the File option from the pull down menu and choose Save As. Type in a filename which relates to the actual document and be sure to include the .PDF extension so that Acrobat Reader will recognize the file type should you wish to view the document again.
It is suggested that you save any downloaded file prior to printing.
Please keep in mind that it is against copyright law to make or forward copies of articles to others. It also tends to gobble up considerable amounts of hard drive space by keeping old documents around. A good practice may be to delete any documents once your papers or classes are finished.
Faxes can be sent or received at the Ask Us Desk in the SUB.
Receiving a fax costs $1.00 per page.
Sending a fax to a local number costs $1.00 per page.
Sending a fax to a long distance number costs $1.50 per page.
Sending a fax to an international number costs $5.00 per page.
For more information you can call the Ask Us Desk at 994-INFO (994-4636).
Bozeman Public Library provides fax-sending-only service.
Sending a domestic fax costs $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for subsequent pages.
Sending an international fax costs $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 for subsequent pages.
For further information see their website at bozemanlibrary.org/services/page.php or call them at (406) 582-2410.
FedEx Office also provides facilities for sending and receiving faxes.
They are located at 1013 W. College St. (formerly Kinko’s).
Sending a fax to a Bozeman or Belgrade costs $1.49 for the first page and $0.99 for each additional page.
Sending a fax other than to Bozeman or Belgrade costs $2.49 for the first page and $1.99 for each additional page.
Receiving a fax costs $1.49 for the first page and $0.99 for each additional page.
Their phone number is 586-8999.
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1. Click start and then run
2. Type the following line(s) depending on the printer(s) you want to install.
\pss1\print2ndfloor Renne Library 2nd floor printers HP Laserjet p4515
\pss2\color1stfloor Renne Library color printer Xerox Phaser 6350 DT
4. When prompted to install printer click yes
Renne Library does provide word processing, spreadsheet, and general software on their computers. Microsoft Office 2007, including Microsoft Word, and Open Office are available on most public computers in the library.
To create persistent URLs (or permalinks) to an article, database, or search results list so that other MSU users can view it from both on and off campus can be done, but it is a somewhat complex process. These links could be used within Desire2Learn (D2L) and on other course pages. It is complex because each publisher may need a different process, and it will not work at all for some. See also the video tutorial.
To make sure that authorized off-campus users can view the item, each permalink will need the MSU Library proxy prefix of
For links to articles, look for a “bookmark,” “persistent URL,” or “permalink,” link, and then just add the proxy prefix.
For example, in InfoTrac PowerSearch and related datebases, look for the Bookmark this Document link. Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of that long URL for the permalink.
In Academic Search Premier and other EbscoHost databases, look on the Citation screen for a Persistent link to this record (Permalink). Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of that long URL for the permalink.
In JSTOR, look for the Stable URL. Then add the proxy prefix above to the front of URL for the permalink.
In LexisNexis, it is difficult, but once an article is found, try using the Durable Link Tool.
See also the video tutorial.
Typically, to use most of our resources from off-campus, every link needs to be sent through our proxy. According to the Papers Support forum, Papers has the ability to use the MSU Libraries’ proxy prefix.
Our proxy prefix is
so you’d just need to use
wherever Papers allows you to enter the proxy prefix.
Another work-around would be to log-in to the MSU campus network via a VPN Then you should not need the proxy prefix.
MSU Library provides access to many databases containing journal articles. Go to the library web site and select Articles (Indexes/Databases). For a quick search, try one of the multidisciplinary Best Bets at the top. Many of these databases contain the full text of articles which you can read, print, download, or email to yourself. For additional assistance in selecting the best database for your topic or finding more articles, contact a reference librarians at the reference services desk (located on the first floor of the library), by telephone (994-3171), email, chat, IM, or set-up an appointment. Please visit our Reference Services page for more information including a list of reference librarians by their subject liaisons.