Information Services

Online and distance learning students

Useful information on using library resources for University of Edinburgh online and distance learning students.

Getting started

A guide to getting started at the University Library for online distance learning students.

Library e-resources

The Library has access to a wide range of e-resources e.g. e-journals, e-books, databases, etc., which you can use to help with your studies.

Document Delivery for online and distance learning students

Request scans of articles and chapters not available online using ILLiad.

Student card

Your University of Edinburgh student card, sometimes referred to as your matriculation card, is also your library card.

Using other libraries

There are a number of different reciprocal agreements that allow students from University of Edinburgh access to other libraries.

Visiting University of Edinburgh Library

You are welcome to use the University Library if you live within travelling distance, or attend the University for some part of your course or research.

Virtual Private Network

Even if you are not based in Edinburgh it may still be worthwhile to register for the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Getting help

Where to find more online help and who to contact if you require more assistance.