Distance Education Policy

Distance Education Library Pledge

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library provides information literacy instruction, research services, and library resources that meet the current and anticipated educational and research needs of the University's students and faculty, regardless of their geographic location. Distance education students are eligible for library services, including information literacy research support, instruction, and home delivery of books and articles.

Services

The following services are available ONLY to Registered students and faculty. Please contact the ILL office at interlibrary-loan@scranton.edu before making any requests.

  • Delivery of articles from journals owned by the Weinberg Memorial Library – Most articles are available electronically. Articles from newspapers, magazines, or journals that are unavailable from the Weinberg Memorial Library's electronic collections can be scanned and emailed to you.
  • Delivery of books from the Weinberg Memorial Library – Books will be shipped to you by UPS. You are responsible for returning all books to the Weinberg Memorial Library at your own expense, using UPS Ground (contact us first if you must use other shipping options).
  • Delivery of materials not owned by Weinberg Memorial Library – materials will be borrowed from other libraries and delivered to you as outlined above.

Eligibility

As a student you are eligible for services when:

  • You are currently enrolled in courses for-credit at The University of Scranton which are being delivered either off-campus OR via the Internet OR you are completing an independent study or internship off-campus, AND
  • you currently reside off-campus.

As a faculty member you are eligible for Distance Education Library Services when:

  • You are teaching all of your University of Scranton for-credit course(s) from off-campus, AND
  • you do not have office hours on-campus.