Library Services for eLearners and Distance Learners
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.
Schedule a consultation with a librarian via Zoom, phone, or email for research assistance.
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).
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.
Request e-books and other online materials to support your online courses. Email Angela Bardeen.
Connecting in Sakai
- Select Site Info from the left hand menu.
- Select Edit Tools from the top options under the title of your Sakai site.
- Check the box next to Library Guide on the alphabetical list of tools.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
- Click Finish to complete adding the Library Guide tab to your Sakai site.
Use Link Builder to connect students with articles.
Consult with a librarian via Zoom, phone, or email to identify specific research resources available for your course. We can also create a course research guide that highlights relevant resources to help your students with their research assignments.
Have a librarian tailor online library instruction via Zoom or Sakai for your class research assignment. Request a session.
Place readings and video on Course Reserves. Give us the citation, a photocopy, or PDF. We will get it online and navigate copyright for you. (access requires Onyen and password).
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.