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COVID-19 Update: The library building is open to the public. Some physical ILL and resource sharing items may still be unavailable. We can mail our physical materials, they can be picked up inside the building, or create an appointment for curbside pickup.
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Distance Learning Guide for Students

The library supports Distance Learners with research assistance, online workshops, and shipping of physical materials to a home address.

Serving Our Distance Learning Community

The library understands that our Distance Learning students are faced with some very unique educational challenges. Our professional, friendly staff is here to help you to the best of our ability.

To better serve those students who cannot visit the physical library, we provide:

A Reference Librarian's Top Three Tips for Distance Learning Students

  1. Your work computer may not always work. Often times your work computer will have firewalls, which may prevent you from accessing the library’s databases and other electronic materials.
     
  2. Plan ahead. Although a lot of library resources are online or instantly available through the library website, we do not have access to everything. There may be a time when you need to request an item from another library. By planning ahead you guarantee you’ll receive your research materials in time.
     
  3. Use and check your UW-S email account. This is where all communication from the library and other UW-S departments will be sent.

Print and Electronic Resources

Distance Learning students enjoy access to the same resources as on campus students, including: