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Distance Learning Services

The Libraries offer a variety of services to meet the research needs of both students and faculty in Northwestern's distance learning courses. 

Online research support

Research consultations and instruction

We provide opportunities for individual and group research assistance, instruction, and consultation via telephone, email, and web conferencing software. Contact Tracy Coyne to schedule a consultation. 

Article and book delivery

Off-campus patrons, outside the Chicago Metropolitan area, can request books to be delivered to their home address via Interlibrary loan. Articles and book chapters are delivered electronically. A Northwestern NetID is required to use this system.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Sign-in to Interlibrary loan using your NetID and password
  2. Register for an account using your home address where the items will be delivered
  3. Select "Distance Education Student" in the Status drop-down box
  4. Select "Other" in the Department drop-down box
  5. Begin requesting items

Visit the Interlibrary loan pages more information about document delivery services for the off-campus NU community. 

Services for faculty

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