Distant Student Services

EVERY student matters.

The Office of Extended Learning is here to help you! We want your experience with online and distance education to be rewarding and enjoyable, and we look forward to working with you toward achieving your academic goals. Please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 800-437-4104, Ext.  34667, if you have any questions on student services for online and distance learners.

Distance Student Handbook

Please view our Distance Student Handbook to familiarize yourself with the various resources available to you as a Mayville State distance student. This handbook is updated each semester so please check back for a revised copy as you pursue your degree with Mayville State. In this handbook, you will find information on accessing the services, offices, and other resources you will need while a student with Mayville State.

Library Services

If you would like to access books and other resources from the Mayville State University Library, your MSU ID card serves as your library card. If you did not receive an MSU ID card, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at extendedlearning@mayvillestate.edu

If you have questions about library services, please contact:

Shannon Hofer
shannon.hofer@mayvillestate.edu
701-788-4815 or 800-437-4104, Ext.  34815

The main purpose of Byrnes-Quanbeck Library is to support teaching and learning at Mayville State University. However, the library also provides recreational materials like best sellers, books on tape, DVDs and children's books. Those resources are supplemented by a growing collection of electronic periodical subscriptions and e-books.

As a distance student, you will have immediate access to the virtual library at https://www.mayvillestate.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx. Whenever you are prompted to log in, use your student ID bar-code on the back side of your ID and the password is your last name.You are also able to have materials from the physical library or from other North Dakota libraries sent to you by following the Distance Education Inter-library Loan (ILL) instructions below.

Requesting Books or Other Media

Before requesting a book from us, you may want to look in your local library to see if they possibly have what you are looking for, or if they can obtain it for you. If the materials you need are not available through your local library, you may submit a request to us and we will send the materials to you. Please search Mayville State University library's collection before searching in any of the other ODIN libraries. Please keep in mind that it may take up to a week or more to receive the materials, depending on where the books are coming from and where you are located. It is a good idea to make sure the item you want is available before sending a request.

To request an item

1. Go to our homepage https://www.mayvillestate.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx.

2. Click Books & More.

3. Click ODIN.

4. Click Sign-in at the top, to the right of the Mayville State University logo.

5. Fill in your barcode. You can find it either on the back of your student ID or on your library card. It is a 14-digit number starting with 2311----------. Your password is your last name.

6. Click Sign In.

7. Locate the item on ODIN by using the search tool.

8. On the results list, click the item number for the item that you would like to request. This will display the

Full View of Record.

9. Click Inter-library Loan Request on the top right.

10. Complete the form by following these steps:

a) In the "Free text note" box, write distance education student and give your address.

b) In the "Until what date are you interested in the material?" box, specify a date that you need the

material by.

c) Then click Go.

d) The materials will be sent to you free of charge, but you are responsible for the return postage.

(usually between $2-$4 depending on size and weight of book) and for any replacement costs if the book gets lost (including mail loss).*

*Dual credit students may return materials to their high school library to return to Mayville State IF approved by the high school librarian.

Requesting an Article

There are many databases available through the "Article Indexes and Databases" link on the library's web site. If you would like a journal article that is not available full-text through our databases, you may submit an inter-library loan request for it and we can obtain a copy for you. There is no charge for this service. Fill out an inter-library loan request form located through the ODIN web site.

1. Go to our homepage https://www.mayvillestate.edu/Academics/Library/Pages/default.aspx.

2. Click Books & More.

3. Click ODIN.

4. Click on Sign-in at the top to the right of the Mayville State University logo.

5. Fill in your barcode. You can find it either on the back of your student ID or on your library card. It is a 14-digit number starting with 2311----------. Your password is your last name.

6. Click Sign In.

7. Click My Account at the top.

8. Click on the Inter-library Loan Request (Blank) on the top right side.

9. Click on Photocopy.

10. Fill in the form as completely as possible, making sure you fill in the date and copyright fields.

11. In the note field, please indicate that you are a distance student and give your address.

12. Click the Go button.

HELP

If you experience any difficulties, please let us know by contacting us at 1-800-437-4104, Ext.  34815 or by emailing Shannon at shannon.hofer@mayvillestate.edu.

Library Hours:

Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Summer Hours will be 7:30AM-4:30PM M-F.

Closed Holidays

MSU Bookstore

The MSU Bookstore is your headquarters for all course materials, supplies, MSU apparel and gift items, general books and computer supplies. Book buyback information is available at the end of each term at www.mayvillestatebookstore.com.

Tutoring

Limited tutoring service via Skype is free and available to online and distance students who seek assistance in learning material for their courses. The tutors are upper-class students who have been recommended by faculty as experts in specific subject matter. For more information on tutoring services, contact the Director of Student Retention and Disabilities Services, Stephanie Bowlin, at 800-437-4104, Ext.  34675 or email stephanie.bowlin@mayvillestate.edu. Click here for more information on online tutoring options.

Distance students are also welcome to use the Writing Center! To make an appointment, e-mail the Director of Writing Center at erin.kunz@mayvillestate.edu. We will fit you into a 30-minute time slot with a tutor in the same way that we do for on-site appointments, but we will do the tutoring through e-mail, Skype, or Blackboard IM, according to your preference. Please make sure to e-mail the tutor your paper and the assignment before the appointment time so everything is on schedule. Appointments are free to students. To cancel an online appointment, simply e-mail your assigned tutor. For more information on the Writing Center, click here.

Students with Disabilities

Mayville State instructors allow modifications to coursework and testing procedures that give students with disabilities an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. To assist students in meeting the academic requirements of a degree program, Mayville State tailors services to address students' specific needs.

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities include:

  • Access to Recordings for the blind and dyslexic

  • Note takers

  • Lab assistants

  • Testing accommodations

  • Supplemental instruction

For more information on disability services, contact Stephanie Bowlin, Director of Student Retention and Disabilities Services, at 800-437-4104, Ext.  34675 or email stephanie.bowlin@mayvillestate.edu.