Library Policy for Distance Education Students
Who is eligible for the library’s distance education services?
- Non-resident students registered primarily for distance education courses.
- Library services offered to Online Students are equivalent to those offered on campus.
How do I search the library resources?
- Go to my.mbu.edu.
- Click on Library found under Quick Links on the sidebar.
- Off-campus access will prompt you for your school username and password for access.
- Public libraries or community college libraries in your area should be the first place to look for local physical resources when required. Often these libraries will grant use for free and may only require proof of residence.
- A college, university, or government library may be available in your area. These institutions often allow public access to or loan of material for free or a nominal fee.
- International students should rely on electronic resources available through the Cedarholm Library and take advantage of any locally-available resources in your particular area.
- Borrowing books via the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) system of a local public library is the preferred method of delivery and the timeliest. Your local library will find the material closest to you and most often this option is a free service.
- If only a small portion of a book or journal (no more than one chapter, one article, or 10% of each unique work, whichever is greater) housed in the Cedarholm Library is needed, a PDF copy can be created and emailed to the student. Requests should be made directly to the library via firstname.lastname@example.org with complete citation details (title, author, publication, publication date, page numbers, etc.).
- International shipping of books from the library to a student is not an available option.
Professors can make some course material available through eLearning. If eReserve material is mentioned it will be found on the appropriate course site.
Contacting library staff
Library staff may be contacted at email@example.com or by phoning 920.206.2375 and can assist with any of your research needs.