Distance Library Services

The IUP Libraries is committed to supporting distance learners and providing off-campus access to library resources and services.

IUP faculty can learn more about library resources for distance instruction by visiting the Library Instruction Services for Faculty page.

Begin Your Search for Sources

Use the Discovery Search to find books and articles in the IUP Libraries' collections. This short video provides instruction on searching using Discovery Search, refining and limiting your results, and getting to the full-text.

More About Finding Books

For distance learners, using e-books is often the most convenient way to access books in our collection. Use the Discovery Search to find e-books, or visit the E-Book Resources page to browse our e-book collections.

Distance Learners may also request to have books delivered right to your house. To learn more, visit our Residential Delivery for Distance Learners page.

More About Finding Articles

Expand your search to a subject-specific article database. Use the Library Databases page to find the best databases for your research area.

When an article's full-text is not available online, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article or contact a librarian for help.

Connecting From Off-Campus

Many online resources will require a login from off-campus. Simply enter your IUP username and password when you see the IUP Hawk logo.

You may also connect to the University's Virtual Private Network to gain secure access to the IUP network including library resources. Follow the VPN Setup Instructions to configure the virtual private network.

If you have questions concerning your IUP network account, consult the IT Support Center.

More Information and Getting Help

To learn more about finding and using library materials, visit Library Help for Students.

If you have a question or need help with your research, Ask a Librarian.

For questions specific to a certain course or program, consult our Library Research Guides or email your question to the subject-specialist librarian for your department, program, or discipline.