Services for Distance Education Students
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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.
To qualify for Distance Education Services, you must:
- Be a currently enrolled UMD student
- Live more than 50 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 the Distance Education Request form.
You will 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.
Log in with your Internet ID and password.