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This guide provides information about using the University of Idaho Library from outside of Moscow.
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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If you are taking classes online or at one of the University of Idaho centers, this guide is for you! Use the tabs above to discover how to access library resources without ever stepping into the building!

To use this guide, try opening up a separate browser tab or window and follow along with the instructions you see within it.


Getting Started

To log-in to most library resources from off-campus, you will need to enter your Net ID at the prompt (Vandal Email address and password).  If you don't know your Net ID, please contact ITS at,, or 208-885-HELP.  

For Interlibrary Loan Requests, a library barcode number is still needed. If you do not have a Vandal Card, please call 208-885-6843 or email to receive a barcode number. 

Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions at 208-885-6584,, or via chat at!


Search the Library Catalog

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog:

  • Choose the search scope by selecting either UI Books, Articles, and More (all materials); UI and Summit (items owned by UI and member libraries); or Worldcat (items owned worldwide).   
  • Limiting your search: Start with a basic search and once you find a book that seems to be about your topic, you can use the format and/or other options located on the left to further narrow your search.
  • On the Advanced Search page, the year, language, and location (to name a few options) of items can be limited.
  • Subject headings can be a great way to narrow in on your topic.

Contact Us

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If you have questions about accessing library resources from outside of Moscow, please feel free to contact Rami. You can also contact the librarian who specializes in your subject area. See a lit of all subject librarians here: Library Liaisons.

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