Kathryn A. Martin Library

Services for Distance Education Students

Services Offered

As a distance learner you are eligible to have library materials shipped to your home.  The library pays for outgoing shipping; you are responsible for the cost of return shipping.

You can also get help with research.


To qualify for Distance Education Services you must:

Be a currently enrolled UMD student or UMD faculty.

Live more than fifty miles from UMD.

Using the Service

Check the library catalog to determine whether you are requesting UMD Library materials or material from other libraries.

Provide a street address for shipping (we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.)

Include your UMD email address and check this account regularly.

Complete our registration form to confirm your eligibility.

You are responsible for shipped library materials from the time you receive them until they are received by the Library upon return.

Request UMD Library Materials

To find call number information search the Library Catalog

Request Books or Videos

Request Journal Articles

You can expect to receive your requested materials within 3-5 business days.

Shipped materials are subject to all Library circulation policies.

Request Materials from Other Libraries

To have Interlibrary Loan materials shipped to you, choose "UMD Distance Learner" under Status when filling out Interlibrary Loan forms.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan forms require authentication with your Internet ID and password. Click here to learn about your Internet ID. (Requires Acrobat Reader - Download Acrobat Reader)

Research Assistance

Ask Us

Research Resources

Start Your Research

Subject Area Librarians

Distance Education Services Contacts

Shipped materials: Paul Hanson 218-726-6566 phanson@d.umn.edu

Research help: Martha Eberhart 218-726-8733 meberhar@d.umn.edu



updated 5/14/07

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