Services for Distance Education Students
As a distance learner you are eligible to have library materials shipped to your home. 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 or UMD faculty.
Live more than fifty miles from UMD.
Using the Service
Check the library catalog to determine whether you are requesting UMD Library materials or material from other libraries.
Provide a street address for shipping (we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.)
Include your UMD email address and check this account regularly.
Complete our registration form to confirm your eligibility.
You are responsible for shipped library materials from the time you receive them until they are received by the Library upon return.
Request UMD Library Materials
You can expect to receive your requested materials within 3-5 business days.
Shipped materials are subject to all Library circulation policies.
Request Materials from Other Libraries
To have Interlibrary Loan materials shipped to you, choose "UMD Distance Learner" under Status when filling out Interlibrary Loan forms.
Distance Education Services Contacts
Shipped materials: Paul Hanson 218-726-6566 email@example.com
Research help: Martha Eberhart 218-726-8733 firstname.lastname@example.org