VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Distance Education Students, Faculty, and Staff

Meet Your Librarian

You can take advantage of our specialized liaison services no matter where you areMeet your library liaison and schedule a consultation (including online consultations) to receive personalized help. 

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Access VCU Libraries Resources from Off-Campus

You have access to library services and resources (including e-books, full text articles, and much more) without a trip to the library.

Just go to VCU Libraries and when prompted, log in using your eID name and password (the same as your VCU email and Blackboard).


For more information about or help with your eID, contact Technology Services.

Library Services

Faculty, staff, and students currently enrolled in or employed by a VCU distance education program are eligible for the same services as other VCU faculty, staff, and students. This includes Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILLIAD).

Research Guides and Tutorials

VCU librarians have developed specialized Research Guides and tutorials to support research in almost every discipline. Try a guide to get started with your research.

Course Reserve Services

Distance Education students can access E-Reserves through the VCU Libraries Search (search by course),

Distance Education faculty can place digital materials on reserve (journal articles, book chapters, class notes, Web pages, etc.).

For Faculty

VCU Libraries offers a full suite of services for distance classes including research assistance and instruction. Contact us to talk about how we can help you.

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