Students taking courses online and who live outside of Menomonie, WI, are eligible to request these materials be sent to them:

Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Use Articles/Databases to identify databases and search for articles; includes instructions for finding articles, journals, and books.  Refer to Access to Databases from Off-Campus Instructions for troubleshooting access problems.

Library Catalog

Use Search@UW for books and other materials that can be sent to you through Interlibrary Loan.  These materials are sent via U.S. mail and you are responsible for mailing the material back to the library by the due date.

Journal Articles

Search for journal articles using a wide variety of databases.  You may also search for specific journal titles using Search@UW.  Journal articles not available online may be requested through ILLiad.

Borrow From Other Libraries

Fetch it for me is available to all Distance Education patrons.  There is no cost to you for this service.  When you register for ILL services please make sure to indicate your Distance Education status.  For more information please see our FAQs.

Ask a Librarian Service

Ask a Librarian for reference, research assistance, or setting up a consultation contact the library via instant message, email, or telephone.

Library service to UW-Stout distance education and online students is parallel to service for campus students. Service is based upon the Standards for Distance Learning Library Services by the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries.

Last Revised: 06/12/2012    Last Updated: 04/01/2016
Library Blocks


To access library resources, you need an activated Stout email account.

After email activation, If you are not able to access our resources refer to:

For further computer assistance, contact ASK5000@uwstout or 715/232-5000.

Contact Information

For research and instruction:
Ann Vogl

For remote access assistance:
Reference staff