All three campuses provide in-person tutoring and we offer online tutoring! Our tutors are top USM undergraduate and graduate students who have undergone training and are nationally certified to tutor. You are allowed up to two tutoring appointments per week for each subject.
Whether you want to meet with a tutor regularly in a subject you find difficult, go to a tutoring session with a classmate puzzling over the same material, or meet with a tutor to go over material before a test, here's what you need to do.
Millions of articles are available by searching our databases. They are free and you can limit your search to scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
URSUS (UMaine System Libraries & more).
Locate books at each USM Libraries location or request a book from another UMaine campus. To request a book from another campus click on the book's title & click on Request next to the red check mark: . Then enter your name and barcode number (25022... or 218... on your USM ID Card) & select the campus where you want the book sent for pickup. Books typically arrive within 3 business days and you will be notified by email. Return them to the same place.
MaineCat (Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, & more) is where you go if the item you need is not available in URSUS.Once you have conducted a search and found the item you want, click on the book's title. Then click on Request this Item next to the red check mark: . Select your home library and fill in the information like above.
If you can't find the book you need, check with a Research Librarian who will help you locate & request a free copy.
The Learning Commons has Tech Tutors to help you with Blackboard, synchronizing calendars, using Excel, creating a presentation, and more.
USM Libraries provide resources and services to support all classes. Distance Students, those taking only online courses, have access to article databases, e-books, and research assistance (phone, email, or chat). Tutoring is available online.
If you have any questions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-4270.
Check out our guide to Distance Learning (Coming Soon!)
How Do You Access Library Resources Off-Campus?
Once logged in to the MyUSM Portal using your MaineStreet login, students have full access to library and other USM resources. The system recognizes when a student is a multi-campus student and will prompt the student to select the campus they wish to access.
If you have computing access questions contact Computing Services.
USM Student ID
A current USM Student ID card, provided by Campus Card Services, is essential at USM. To obtain a USM ID card please fill out the web form found on the Campus Card Services page under Distance Learners. The library will activate your card for library use.
The number on your USM Student ID card beginning with 25022... or 218... is your library barcode and you may be asked to type it in to access databases off-campus, request materials from other libraries, and request materials via Interlibrary Loan.
USM Professors may place items on reserve for you to access outside of class.
Electronic Reserves - Sign into the Electronic Reserves program ARES, located under FIND on the USM Libraries homepage.
Physical Reserves - Go to the Library where the Professor has placed the item on reserve. You can check out the item, usually for 2 hours, for use in the Library.
USM Libraries has placed many 100 & 200 level textbooks on Reserve in the Library. Students can check out these textbooks and use them in the Library for 2 hours. Stop by and ask us about this program.
Register your device(s) online and use TEMPEST WiFi.
To print from USM computers or your laptop, will need to have money (Husky Bucks) on your USM ID card.