Since some students will not have physical access to the library, MUSCAT Plus can be used to request chapter scans of books in the Musselman Library collection. For copyright purposes we can't scan entire books, but scanning a chapter or two (up to 10% of the book) is acceptable. If you are studying from home and would like to borrow a library-owned book on an interlibrary loan book, see the Access to Physical Resources instructions.
Finding book chapter information
Many of the books in MUSCAT Plus have chapter information. Search MUSCAT Plus, click on a book's title, and look for a Contents section:
Requesting a book chapter scan
Students studying off campus can submit requests for library-owned books or interlibrary loan books to be shipped to their home address. The books will be shipped to you with a pre-paid UPS return label. To request an individual chapter from a book, see the Requesting Musselman Library Book Chapters instructions.
From off campus, all students, faculty, and staff members can access library materials (e.g., articles from e-journals, ebooks, streaming film) through MUSCAT Plus and library databases. When accessing library resources from off campus, users will be prompted to sign in using their campus credentials for authentication.
If you're having trouble signing in, or accessing a certain database or article, try clearing your browser cache and cookies, then restarting your browser session. (Old cookies/cache can sometimes interfere with authentication.)
Instructions to clear browser cache/cookies for:
If you've cleared your browser's cache and cookies, but are still having trouble with access, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help (or refer you to IT if that's necessary). If you encounter a problem while searching in MUSCAT Plus, please use the form to Report a broken link or incorrect information, which is found on the entry page for the catalog item under the Cite, Email or Print section:
The following tutorials explain how to find and access different library resources from off campus.