For Distance and Online Students

Establishing Library Support for Distance and Online Programs

For information on establishing Library support for a distance or online program, please contact the librarian who covers your subject area.

Please see the SLIS West Student Guide for more information.

For questions or problems with Library services for SLIS West students, please contact:


Requesting material from Simmons University Library

Books and Media

  • How to request: Find the item in the Library Catalog and click on the "Place Hold" button. Select "SLIS West Fedex" as your pickup location.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be FedExed to you at your home, normally within two business days. Please be sure that your address is current in AARC.
  • How to return: Items may be returned to the Mount Holyoke Library Circulation Desk.

Articles from Print Periodicals

  • How to request: Place a request for the article using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. Be sure to indicate in the "Notes" field that you are a SLIS West student; otherwise, your request may be canceled.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.

Requesting material from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Books and Media

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Book" or "Media" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be FedExed to you at your home. Please be sure your address is current by clicking on "Update Contact Info" once you are logged in the Interlibrary Loan system.
  • How to return: Items may be returned to the Mount Holyoke Library Circulation Desk.

Articles

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also use the green "Find Full-Text" button found in Simmons e-resources or "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.

These services are provided to students enrolled in distance or online programs, and do not include those enrolled in distance or online courses as part of an on-campus program.

For questions or problems with Library services for distance or online students, please contact us:


Requesting material from Simmons University Library

Books and Media

  • How to request:Find the item in the Catalog and click on the "Place Hold" button. Select "Distance Program Non SLIS West" as your pickup location.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be mailed to you at your home, normally within two business days. Please be sure that your address is current in AARC.
  • How to return: Mail the item to:
    Simmons University Library Circulation
    300 The Fenway
    Boston MA 02115.

Many libraries in Massachusetts will also return material belonging to other libraries; check with your local library to see if this is possible.

Articles from Print Periodicals

  • How to request: Place a request for the article using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. Be sure to indicate in the "Notes" field that you are a student in a distance learning program; otherwise, your request may be canceled.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.

Requesting material from other libraries (Interlibrary loan)

Books and Media

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Book" or "Media" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be mailed to you at your home. Please be sure your address is current by clicking on "Update Contact Info" once you are logged in the Interlibrary Loan system.
  • How to return: Mail the item to:
    Simmons University Library Circulation
    300 The Fenway
    Boston MA 02115.

Many libraries in Massachusetts will also return material belonging to other libraries; check with your local library to see if this is possible. If you choose to do this, you must ensure that your local library will send the item back to Simmons and not the library that owns the item.

Articles

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also use the green "Find Full-Text" button found in Simmons e-resources or "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.