Welcome to the Distance Education research guide. In this guide you will find helpful links and some information to get you started on your library research if you are off-campus. Whether you need help with research, accessing library resources, or ordering books, the University Library is the place for you!

Who qualifies as a Distance Learner?

Distance learners are those students who are enrolled in the university, but take all of their classes either online or away from the main campus.  These students may be enrolled in courses offered at the Temecula campus. They may be part of a cohort program where instruction is held at off-site locations. Also, students who only take online courses that have no on-campus meetings fall into this category.

You qualify as a distance learner if:

  • You are enrolled in classes that meet in Temecula or off-campus
  • You are enrolled in online classes that do not meet on campus

What services are provided to Distance Learners?

  • Off Campus Access to the Library‚Äôs numerous databases for journals, reference sources, and more.
  • Access to the OneSearch catalog to search for and request books and other library materials.
  • Interlibrary Loan to order materials not available locally and to have books mailed directly to your home.
  • Ask a Librarian to request help via Live Chat in person, by phone, e-mail, etc.

How do I register?

To register, complete the Distance Education Services Application Form. Registering for Distance Education services provides you with additional services such as the ability to have books mailed directly to your home.

More Services

In addition to services offered by the library, the campus offers these services for Distance Learners: