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Distance Learning Library Services

A guide to Buley Library's services and support for online teaching and learning, plus links to selected resources for online research.

Finding Library Resources (Books, articles, etc.)

Library Services for Online Students and Faculty

CSCU Intercampus Loans - any circulating (can be checked out) item in the SouthernSearch Library Catalog (use the CSCU Consortium option) can be sent to any CSCU library. You can also visit any CSCU library and check books out using your SCSU ID (Hoot Loot Card).

Interlibrary Loan - photocopies of materials not available online are available to distance students. Request articles, book chapters, reports, etc., using the ILL forms. Call (203-392-7038) or email ( Jamie Aschenbach for more information. Be sure to check the journal finder for online availability of journal articles before using ILL.

Limited access to SCSU books is available to distance students. Check the Access Services for Distance Education page for full policies.

Help and Instruction

Faculty - contact the Distance Education Librarian for information on "embedding" a librarian in your online course and using full text linking from your online course to our full text resources. Library Services for Online/Distance Faculty

Students - contact the Distance Education Librarian or a Subject Specialist Librarian for help finding references or using the Library website.

More Library Policies and Services...

Getting Help

Contact the Library Coordinator for Distance Learning, Rebecca Hedreen, using the contact information on the right.

  • Web chat (no account required) available on my Profile Page
  • Video chat/Co-Browsing/video conferencing -- "Share" the web browser for a tutorial session on searching, or detailed help on a topic. Email me to set up a session. (Skype, Webex, Zoom)
  • Office: Buley Library, Rm. 122H
  • Phone: (203) 392-5753
  • Email:
  • Other contact options

Reference Desk - the Reference Desk is staffed most hours when the library is open. Ask Us! anytime and we'll get back to you ASAP. Or talk to a Subject Specialist Librarian - call, email, or use the online form for one-on-one help in a specific subject.