Library Services for Distance Education Students

A Distance Education Student is:

  • A student who is only enrolled in courses through OU-Norman, and all instruction takes place online or at a location other than the Norman campus.
  • A student who is enrolled in overseas Advanced Programs (AP) courses.

Note: Students who are enrolled in courses through the OU-Tulsa campus should use the services available through the Schusterman Library’s website at

To view the list of library services that are specifically for Distance Education or Advanced Programs students, go to the library’s homepage at and hover the cursor over the “Services” link located on the left sidebar.

Click on “For Distance Education,” in the list of services. This link will take you to a page that lists the library services available to Distance Education students.

The “Resources” section provides links to the Catalog and Databases. You will want to use these resources when you begin your research.

The services section provides information about some of the services available to you such as Interlibrary Loan, Electronic Reserves, and OK-Share. You will probably use Interlibrary Loan extensively as you conduct your library research from a distance. The "About Distance Ed Services" link takes you to a Frequently Asked Questions page for distance students.

The "Getting Help" section provides you with links to our "Ask Us" service as well as the "Technical Problems" report form.

Use the Email a Librarian or chat reference service when you have any questions about the library or its resources.

If you experience problems accessing a library resource or logging into the library’s website using your OUNetID, please use the "Technical Problems" form to report these problems.


Distance Education services are intended for students enrolled in Advanced Programs courses overseas and OU-Norman students who are only enrolled in courses that are 100% online or that meet at an off-campus location.

Use the "Services for Distance Education" page on the OU Libraries’ website to quickly locate information about the library services available to Distance Education students.  



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Last updated: 5/31/2011 1:48:28 PM
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