Services for Distance Education Students
Distance learners are eligible to have library materials shipped to them. The library pays for outgoing shipping; you are responsible for the cost of return shipping.
You can also get help with research.
To qualify for Distance Education Services, you must:
- Be a currently enrolled UMD student
- Live more than fifty miles from UMD
Using the Service
First, complete our Distance Education Patron Registration form to sign up for distance education services. A Circulation staff member will confirm your eligibility via email. When filling out the form, provide a street address for shipping (we cannot ship to P.O. boxes), and include your UMD email address.
Requesting Materials from a University of Minnesota Library
Search the library catalog (MNCAT Discovery Duluth) for the item you need.
Complete a Distance Education Request form.
You can expect to receive requested materials within 5 to 7 business days. Shipped materials are subject to all library borrowing policies.
Requesting Materials from Non-University of Minnesota Libraries
Complete an interlibrary loan request. When filling out the form, choose "UMD Distance Learner" under Status.
You will be required to authenticate with your Internet ID and password.
Distance Education Services Contacts
Shipped materials: Paul Hanson 218-726-6566 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research help: Martha Eberhart 218-726-8733 email@example.com