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Library Online Services

Online and distance learning students at Viterbo University receive the same library and research services offered to students taking classes on campus.

Collection Access and Interlibrary Loan

  • All collections are available to students in online and distance programs, with a few exceptions due to vendor restrictions. The library will do all it can to get students the resources needed to complete their projects.
  • Online students may request physical library items, which the library mails to the student. The student is responsible for return postage. Any materials that can be scanned will be sent immediately via electronic means.
  • Interlibrary Loan requests are filled for online students in the same fashion as traditional students. Due to the short loan periods of physical materials, we offer the option of finding resources local to the student whenever possible. We will send interlibrary loan materials to distance students as long as they honor the due date.

Reference
As you are completing your research projects, the library is here to help with a wide variety of information resources. The following research services are available:

  • Access to most library databases and catalogs from a distance with a university login.
  • Online Subject Guides to help students navigate through disciplinary resources and tutorials.
  • Research assistance via live chat, email, and phone whenever the Reference Desk is staffed.
  • General library questions answered via phone whenever the library is open.

Reference Hours

  • Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–1 a.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday 4:30 p.m.–1 .m.

Instruction

  • Students can get scheduled assistance meeting the research requirements of their classes. Instructors can schedule formal in-class librarian-led information sessions, or can have information literacy tutorials embedded into their Moodle course. One-on-one sessions to cover complex topics can be scheduled by students.
  • Phone and Adobe Connect webinar-based instruction available for students in formal classes and on-demand.
  • Library instruction modules can be incorporated into online courses by the request of the instructor. Librarians monitor discussion boards and assignments as appropriate in these courses.
  • Subject Guides are available online to help students navigate through disciplinary resources and tutorials.