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Distance Learning: Home

The resources in this guide are meant for students taking online classes, often referred to as distance learners, or students in distance education.


The Marshall University Libraries provide extensive services for students who are distance learners or have nontraditional library needs. In addition to online access to over 100 databases in various subject areas and more than 4500 unique journal, magazine and newspaper titles in full-text, the libraries provide interlibrary loan and document delivery service and research assistance to students in classes offered through the Marshall University regional campuses, BlackBoard online courses, dual enrollment and military programs.

We invite you to make the Libraries' homepage ( your starting point for accessing a wealth of quality online resources!

Request Books to Your Home

If you are a Distance Student* and you do not live near either the Huntington campus library or the South Charleston campus library, then you can use our Information Delivery Services (IDS) to have library books mailed to your home. 


*Distance Student as defined by the Marshall University Libraries is any student who:

  • is enrolled in classes that do not meet on the Huntington campus. For example:
    • classes held off-campus at MOVC, Teays Valley, Logan, Williamson, Gilbert, or other sites.
    • dual enrollment and military programs
    • WebCT Vista courses
  • AND is not an MUGC student.


Problems with requesting a book?

Call (304) 696-2321 or email

Get Extra Help

We understand that being off-campus comes with an added level of difficulty.

Here are some helpful resources:

Access Online Resources

When accessing online library resources from off-campus, you will see this remote login form when you click on a link to an article or article database:














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