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NUR 200: Intro to Professional Nursing: Library Services

Distance Library Services

If you are a distance learner, start HERE.


Reserves are required and supplementary readings and other materials that professors have selected for specific courses. Print items are loaned for short time periods only and are held at the Circulation Desk.

Most reserves are available electronically.

You can identify Reserves for your courses by searching the Reserve system by Course Name, Course Number or Instructor.

Log in to find your reserve materials here


Borrowing/Remote Access to Databases
These two services are mentioned together because both depend on your USM card and its barcode. Your library barcode is the small black number at the bottom beginning with 2502200. To get remote access to USM Library databases, you must have your barcode activated.  Don't know if your barcode number has been activated and is working? From the library's home page, click My Library Record and try to login. Doesn't work? Call or come to the library Access Services Department at any of our campuses.
Don't have a USM Card?  Find out more here. (Here for Distance Learners)

Library Research Assistance
Reference librarians and Reference assistants are available to give you expert help with any question that you may have about locating information for your library research assignments. We are eager to help you find the best resources available and to find them quickly.
To contact us:

  • Click: Ask a Librarian to send an IM or e-mail, or obtain service phone numbers.
  • Go to the Reference/Information Commons service desk at any USM campus library.

For a more complete list of library services for students, check this site:

Your liaison librarian

The Library Liaison Program is designed to facilitate communication and foster collaboration between the Libraries and the University of Southern Maine community. Each academic department and/or major program is assigned a librarian to provide information to faculty on library collections and services.

Find your library liaison here.

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