Distance Education -- Getting Started

The LSU Libraries are committed to providing Distance Education (DE) students and off-site faculty with library services comparable to those at the main campus through
  • access to electronic books and journals,
  • a delivery service for books and journals owned by the Libraries (LSU Materials),
  • a delivery service for full-text articles from publications not owned by the Libraries (Ingenta),
  • reciprocal borrowing agreements with many other academic libraries in the state,
  • a 1-800 number for reference services, and
  • a distance education librarian for individual assistance and problem-solving.

Students eligible to utilize these services must

  • be currently enrolled in a DE class at LSU or designated a DE student by the DE Librarian. (Students in unique situations may qualify for distance services even though they are not in courses usually considered distance education courses. Examples are students living out of state while enrolled for dissertations hours or an independent study course.)
  • not be attending any classes held on the LSU campus,
  • have a LALINC card prior to requesting services at a LALINC library,
  • follow the policies and procedures of the library for borrowing and returning materials.

Faculty eligible to utilize these services must

  • be currently teaching or conducting research at a remote off-site location in Louisiana or designated as eligible for services by the DE librarian,
  • not be teaching or conducting research on the LSU campus,
  • have a LALINC card prior to requesting services at a LALINC library,
  • follow the policies and procedures of the LALINC libraries when using their services.

Faculty and Students

  • You must have a MyLSU Account to participate in distance education courses.
  • You must have a LALINC borrowing card to utilize library services at site libraries.
  • Click here for information on obtaining and using a LALINC card.
  • You should become familiar with the vast array of information provided on the Distance Education web page.

UPDATED: Monday, 27-Oct-2014 13:35:39 CDT