Distance Education

Library Services for eLearners and Distance Learners

For Students


Connect

Use your Onyen and password to access library e-resources. If you are taking self-paced classes through the Friday Center and do not have an Onyen, you will use your PID and the email address you have on file with the library to get access.

Visit

Plan a visit to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus libraries by checking our Visitor Information page for hours, directions, parking, and more.

Libraries in your area

Using your UNC One Card, you can check out books from Cooperative Libraries in the Triangle Research Library Network (TRLN) and UNC System.

Reserves

The libraries often host course readings for your classes. View our Course Reserves site for links to electronic reserves, paper or media reserves, Health Sciences Library reserves, and other information about accessing reserve materials. (access requires Onyen and password).

Study Abroad

Our Study Abroad tutorial can help you find information relating to your study abroad experience.

For Instructors


E-Reserves

Through E-Reserves, the libraries can create a reading list for your students. Give us the citation, a photocopy, or PDF. We will get it online and navigate copyright for you. (access requires Onyen and password).

Link Builder

Have the perfect library article for your students to read? Make sure they can get to it on and off campus with our Link Builder.

Streaming Video

Streaming videos that you can link to for your online course. Need help with multimedia in the online classroom? Email Winifred Metz.

Consultations

Consult with a librarian to identify specific research resources available for your course. We can also create a course page that highlights relevant resources to help your students with their research assignments.

Instruction Sessions

Have a librarian tailor online library instruction for your class research assignment. Request a session.

Tutorials

Assign one of the library’s tutorials to your class to give them an introduction to library resources.

Distance Education Students and Faculty

Distance education students and faculty who do not live in Chapel Hill or Carrboro may request delivery of books and scanned copies of articles from UNC-Chapel Hill or other locations. To request materials, you must register for the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing (ILB) Service. Log on with your UNC Onyen and password and complete the first-time user registration form. On the registration form choose DISTANCE EDUCATION as your “Status.”

When completing the request form, enter the course number in the “Additional Notes” field. For example, “Carolina Courses Online: Art31.”

Books are mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service, and return postage is included. Photocopies are delivered electronically to your ILB account. Materials requested from other libraries will take longer to obtain, so please be sure to enter the date by which you need the item to allow sufficient time. There is no charge for this document delivery service.

Books will be checked out to your account and must be received by the ILB Office by the due date in order to avoid late fines. Books that have no renewal restrictions may be renewed online through your ILB account. Please renew books two to three days before they are due.

Researchers at a Distance

Currently enrolled UNC students and current faculty who are researching at a distance from Chapel Hill (both nationally and internationally) may request materials from UNC-Chapel Hill. To request materials, you must register for the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing (ILB) Service. Log on with your UNC Onyen and password and complete the first-time user registration form.

When completing the request form, be sure to note in the “Additional Notes” field that you are researching at a distance.

Books are mailed only within the contiguous United States via the U.S. Postal Service. Books will be checked out to your account and must be received by the ILB Office by the due date in order to avoid late fines. Books that have no renewal restrictions may be renewed online through your ILB account. Please renew books two to three days before they are due. There is no charge for this document delivery service.