Distance Learning

Meet Your Librarian

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Suzanne Johnson-Varney
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Portsmouth, OH 45662


Welcome, Shawnee State University Distance Learning students!

You'll be happy to know SSU's Clark Memorial Library has many services and resources available to you as you work on papers and projects for your classes -- even though you may not be near the library building itself.

This guide will provide information on these services and resources. Use the tabs to the left to find out about them.

Also, please know that the librarians and library staff are here to help you! Just let us know what you need and we'll help you.


Accessing Online Resources

To access online resources available through the library off campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your Shawnee State University network username and password. Check MySSU for a communication from Information Technology Services that contains your account information.

Troubleshooting tips

I know my username and password

  • Are you using your SSU network account? Do not use your University ID number

  • Have you activated your network account? You must change the default password to activate your account.

I don't know my network username and default password?

  • Please log in to MySSU to see a notification from ITS with the subject "Your SSU Account Information". This notification contains your network username and default password.

  • You must change the default password for your network account before you can use electronic resources from an off campus location.

It worked the other day?

  • This error also occurs when it is time to reset/change your network password.

  • You are required to change your network password every 120 days.

Go here to activate your network account/change your password: https://id.shawnee.edu/PasswordChange/default.aspx

If you are unable to change your password or still have difficulties, please call Information Technology Services (ITS) at 740-351-3538 or e-mail them at ITService@shawnee.edu.