Library Services

Library services are available to distance learners enrolled through Missouri State-West Plains and to programs hosted by Missouri State Springfield on the West Plains campus. Librarians welcome the opportunity to assist you with your research and library assignments in person, by telephone or email.

The libraries that directly serve Missouri State-West Plains students, faculty and staff include Garnett Library at the West Plains campus and its satellite libraries: Barbe Library in Shannon Hall at the Mountain Grove campus and the library at the Dalian, China campus. Services may also be obtained through Meyer Library on the Springfield campus.

A BearPass Login and Password are necessary to access online library resources.

Students who live elsewhere in the U.S. may use Missouri State libraries online resources, librarian reference support, and article interlibrary loan. Local libraries can provide books and book interlibrary loan services.

E-books, e-reserves, full-text journal articles and other electronic resources are accessible through the library webpage at

  • For books and other resources, click "Discover@MSU."
  • For articles, click "Articles & Databases."
  • To locate journals in print or online, click "Journal Finder."
  • To locate subject resources and learn to use library resources, click "Subject Guides."

Use "Interlibrary Loan" on the library webpage to obtain articles not locatable in Missouri State libraries print and online journals or to obtain books not locatable through MSU Libraries. Articles are sent electronically to University email accounts.

For more information or assistance with any of these resources, please contact library staff at:

Garnett Library (West Plains) Phone: 417-255-7945, Fax: 417-255-7949.
Barbe Library (Mountain Grove) Phone 417-547-7575, Fax 417-547-7577.

E-Books | Article Databases | Online Book Catalog | Interlibrary Loan Forms | Reference & Subject Resources