Library Services for Distance Students
Todd Wehr Library
Library Web site
The Viterbo University Library Staff is committed to providing quality library services for off-campus students. For current schedule of hours, call the library.
Web Page Access
Students, faculty, and staff who are off campus may access the Todd Wehr Memorial Library’s home page at the following address: http://www.viterbo.edu/library.aspx. This page provides access to many resources that may be useful to you. Under “Interlibrary Loan,” there is a link to ILLiad, the library’s lending and borrowing software. After setting up your own account, using your Viterbo login and password, you may request materials from other libraries.
Help is easy to obtain. Click either on the “Contact Us” link or the “Get Help” tab. Extensive online databases are available on the “Article Search” tab. If you have trouble using any of these databases, please call the library and ask for a librarian. You may need to log into databases when off campus by using your Viterbo login and password.
The “FindJournals/Full Text” tab shows you journals Viterbo owns and includes links to available online versions of journals. Articles from journals we do not own are requested through ILLiad and may take up to seven days to arrive. Books often take up ten to fourteen days to arrive.
The library’s online catalog may be accessed by a link on the home page. Many other resources are available through the library’s home page, including Research Links and Subject Guides.
For assistance with your research, call 608-796-3270. If you call during the reference hours listed on the library web page, a librarian will be available to assist you. Simply identify yourself as an off-campus Viterbo student. A librarian or library assistant will make sure that the reference librarian on duty handles your call.
Describe your information request to the reference librarian. Be as specific as possible in your request so the librarian can make suggestions to help you narrow your focus. Along with research help, librarians can help with locating and citing resources.
If you wish to communicate by email, use email@example.com. Another option is using Meebo, a chat service, available from the library’s Web site. When the light glows green, a librarian is available to answer your question.