Answered By: Deborah Lee
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2020     Views: 8443

Mississippi State University Libraries subscribe to both electronic books and journals.  If you are on-campus, you can access these automatically using the library website.  They are also accessible off-campus to any current MSU faculty, staff, or student using your NetID and NetPassword

Electronic books (ebooks) and electronic journals (ejournals) are licensed from various publishers. The licenses are specific to an institution or library system. Because of these license agreements, only the patrons of the institution that purchased the resources can access it.  For ebooks or ejournals owned by other libraries, you can visit that specific library for in-person access.

Off-Campus Access

  • Your NetID and NetPassword is tied to your course registration status in myBanner.  If you are not currently registered for any courses, your NetID and NetPassword will not work. For example, if you are using this semester to work on your thesis, you must be registered for a thesis credit course in the current semester in order to access library resources from off-campus. 
  • Have you tried using the virtual private network (VPN)?  Logging in using VPN will keep you logged in until you close your browser window.  


If you'd like more information about ebooks, please visit this page:

Further help

Still having questions about electronic access? Don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian!

Comments (1)

  1. The link to the VPN instructions is no longer valid, a new link to installing/Connecting to the MSU VPN on Windows (verified on January 7, 2020):
    by Kate Grala on Jan 07, 2020.

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