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Library Username and Password

Montgomery Library

Campbellsville University

Library Username and Password Information for Off-Campus Access
The Library Username and Password used for off-campus access to Montgomery Library’s databases are stored in each student’s TigerNet account. Click on the TigerNet icon at the bottom of the University webpage at to link to TigerNet.

1. Log-in to the Campbellsville University TigerNet account.

2. Enter your student ID and PIN (Personal Identification Number).

3. Click on the Library tab found at the top of the page.

4. Click on the icon Library Username and Password found on the far left side of the page.

5. Library Username and Password for the current academic year can be found in bold red letters.

6. Now return to the Montgomery Library webpage at and click on Databases A-Z, then Off-campus Access to enter the username and password. After entering them, be sure to click Submit.

Database tutorials for some commonly used databases can also be accessed from your TigerNet’s Library page.

ILL is a service that allows borrowing of materials from other libraries. This gives you access to materials that the Montgomery Library does not own, such as articles from our databases that do not contain the full text.


How do I place my request? It's 1 - 2 - 3!

1. Download an Interlibrary Loan Request Form using this link:  ILLForm.pdf

2. Fill it out as completely as you can

3. Turn in the form to the Library main desk, or Regina Thompson.  Because we require a signature for our records, we do not allow ILL requests by phone or by e-mail. However, you can fax it in to 270-789-5363.

You will receive a call when your request comes in, so be sure to provide contact information!


Who is allowed to place an ILL request?

  • Only current Faculty, Staff and Students

What about Alumni or Community Borrowers?

  • You'll need to borrow from the Taylor County Public Library.  Don't worry!  They handle ILL all the time, including borrowing from us! We can help you out with getting proper citation information, but the request must go through Taylor County Public.

When will I get my requests?

  • The official answer is "allow 2 weeks", but requests can come in earlier or later.  To a great extent, it depends on the workload of the lending library.

Is it free?

  • Often it will be free, but there sometimes can be charges.  Here's how we determine charges:
    • We pass on all charges from the lending library. We have reciprocal borrowing with come libraries -- we don't charge them, and they don't charge us.  If the library is out of our region, we may have to pay a fee just for borrowing.  Occasionally the lending library will bill us for their postage in sending the item to us.
    • Each semester, we give you a certain number of requests free of any Montgomery Library charges, even though we pay for quite a lot.  We pay for postage to return items to the lending library, fees to use the automated ILL network, and fees for search time.  Once you exceed your free requests, we usually have to start charging you for our postage at least.  Here is the number of free requests by patron type:

Faculty/Staff: Ten books and ten journal articles per semester
Graduate Students: Eight books and twelve journal articles per semester.
Undergraduate students: Five books and six journal articles per semester

What problems could come up?

  • Copyright rules on single journal titles:   Copyright guidelines are structured to encourage subscription or purchase of titles that are used repeatedly.  Most institutions will only fill three articles from the same journal title.  So if you are very dependent on one specialized journal, or want to see a whole "special issue", you can run out of allowable requests very quickly.  You may need to investigate the purchase of back journal issues, or subscription.
  • Recent publications dates:  Many libraries don't lend items that are less than one-year old; although, we always ask anyway!
  • Dissertations: Most libraries don't lend dissertations.  While we can try, most dissertations are usually purchased through UMI Dissertation Publishing.  They typically cost about $40 and come shrink-wrapped, delivered to you directly.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

process paper (.docx, 15K)
Library Username and Password Information.pdf (.pdf, 301K)
Access to Montgomery Library Electronic Resources is reserved strictly for the use of students, faculty, and staff. As a result, anyone accessing library electronic resources from off-campus is required to log in to the system with the Library Username and Password.
Follow the instructions below for obtaining the Library Username and Password.

Log in to TigerNet using your student ID and PIN.
Click on the Library tab near the top of the screen.
Click on the "Library Username and Password" box located in the left hand column. You will see the Library Username and Password on this page.  
Search the electronic databases by returning to the Montgomery Library web page.
Select the database you wish to search under the icon Databases A - Z.
Choose Off-Campus Access, enter the username and password, then click Submit.
Remember, you must log in to your TigerNet account using your Student/Employee ID and PIN in order to complete the steps above.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.

Montgomery Library LibGuides

Welcome to Montgomery LibGuides
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.
Know what we know - find it in Montgomery Library Guides!
Located at the heart of Campbellsville University's main campus, Montgomery Library houses a wealth of resources for students, faculty, and staff; and provides access to over 200,000 e-books and over 25,000 electronic journal titles.  
Areas located on the main floor include:
The Bright-Redmon Commons
Books -n- Beans
The Higgin Trust Computer Lab
Main Stacks (Books to check out)
Current Newspapers
Print Periodicals
Microfiche and Microfilm
Study Areas
Library Administrative Offices
Located on the main floor of Montgomery Library, the A.B. Colvin Baptist Collection and Archive houses several unique collections. The Colvin Collection consists of some 35,000 books, manuscripts, and periodicals relating directly to Southern Baptist history. Other collections in the Archive include the Campbellsville University History Collection and the Stan McKinney Central Kentucky News-Journal Digital Collection. To schedule an appointment for visiting the archives, contact Dr. Glen Taul or Mrs. Regina Thompson
The Teacher Learning Resource Center (TLRC) is located in the basement level of Montgomery Library. This area houses a vast selection of children's literature, along with materials and tools for creating presentations and bulletin boards. Other areas located in the basement level include the Music Library, classroom ML 108, as well as staff offices, work areas, and the Music Conducting Room, ML 113.
The Music Library is located in the basement of Montgomery Library. Circulating monographs are shelved with the rest of the circulating collection on the first floor. Materials housed in the basement include music reference, music scores, music periodicals, anthologies, CDs and videos. There is also audio equipment for listening to music. Vinyl LPs are available, although a member of the library staff is required to assist with LPs. CDs and LPs are for in-house use only and may not be checked out by students.