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As distance education students, you have access to a wealth of electronic information through our library databases, and you are eligible for additional services, like having library materials delivered to your home or electronically.  We are committed to to providing seamless access to our resources and collections and strive to make the library work for you.  

Research Assistance is available to all distance education and off-campus students.  Students can call or email  your Subject Librarian for help,  call the reference desk at 704-687-0494,  or you can make an appointment for an individual consultation for in-depth research advice on campus.   We understand that conducting research from outside of the library can come with its own set of challenges, and we are glad to help in any way we can. 

Book and Article Delivery  

If you need access to a book or a journal article that is not available electronically, or access to books owned by Atkins Library, we will get it for you.  Simply request your book and article via our Interlibrary Loan Service.  Once you've found the item you want through the WorldCat Local search, be sure to use the button labeled "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan," and not the general request button above it (see image below).

We will deliver your article request electronically and mail books to your home via UPS with a pre-paid return label.  

Remember to plan ahead and start your research early to allow for processing and delivery time.



All students currently enrolled in a distance learning program are eligible for the services mentioned on these pages. Distance Education services are not available to students who take on-campus courses, or who are not affiliated with University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Distance Education Faculty 

Atkins Library offers full research and instruction services to our online and distance learning classes.  Contact your Subject Librarian to request online research instruction for your classes, add library resources and a librarian to your moodle course, request a course-specific subject guide from your Subject Librarian, or request additional library assistance.  Please look at our online guides for more information.