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Online / Distance Students


The Thrift Library strives to accommodate our students enrolled in classes from a distance.  Please see the information below regarding services available specifically for Distance Education Students.

NOTE: "Distance Education Students" refers to students who are truly "distant" from campus, more than an hour drive, and whose only means of access to the library's services and resources is electronic - telephone and internet - or mail. 

UCG Students - In the case of students taking classes at the University Center of Greenville, resources will be delivered to the F.W. Symms Library for pickup.

Additional Library Services for Distance Education Students

Because Distance Education students are unable to visit the campus library and use it's physical resources, library service to Distance Education students includes two additional features:

  • Interlibrary Loan ARTICLE Requests are emailed to the user.
  • The library's physical holdings - books, videos, etc. Content, such as book chapters and reference articles, may be digitized and emailed if allowable by copyright.

NOTE: Ninety-five percent of the library's resources are digital - articles, eBooks, streaming audio and video, etc., and are easily available online.

Ask-A-Librarian - Online Reference Assistance




Thrift Answers (FAQs)

Contact the Library Liaison for your subject area.

Distance Education Online Form

Please use this form to request materials.

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