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Off-Campus Library Services

Off-Campus Library Services

Off-Campus Library Services




Getting Digital Materials


Online and Distance students have access to all of OLLU's online resources. Please email the library or call us at 210-431-5575 or 1-800-846-4085 if you have difficulty accessing OLLU's article databases or other online resources.



Off-Campus Database Access

How to log in and access the library's article databases from off-campus.


Article Databases

The complete list of the library's article databases, all of which can be accessed online or from off-campus. Search by subject, or search the title if you already know which database you need.



Here you will find the library's collection of nearly 50,000 Ebsco eBooks. You can't "check out" eBooks, but you can read them right from your browser.


Full Text Finder

Full Text Finder contains all of the journals that the library has access to, either in print or online. Browse by subject, or search for a particular title. For journals only available in print, submit a Get It 4 Me request and we'll send you a copy of the article you need.



Online access to all of our electronic course reserves. Search by course, department or instructor.


Troubleshooting Help

Having trouble getting access to one of our online databases? Look through our troubleshooting guide to find possible solutions. You can also email the library at or call us at 210-431-5575 or 1-800-846-4085 to speak to a librarian.



Getting Physical Materials


Online and Distance students at OLLU have access to the same research materials that students on campus have access to. In addition to Get It 4 Me and TexShare, the OLLU library will mail books to your home for FREE along with pre-paid return postage. You just mail them back to us when you're done!



Print Books & Articles

If you find a book in our catalog, or an article that we have in print, we will send them to you for FREE! We will mail print books to your home along with pre-paid return postage, which you can keep for up to one month with renewals. Or we will scan a copy of a print article and send it to your email.


To request a print book or article, just log in to Get It 4 Me and under New Request, select Other (Free Text). Fill in the required information and we will send you what you need.




Get It 4 Me

Online and Distance students can also request items the OLLU library doesn't have, by submitting a Get It 4 Me request. If you find a book or article that you need but OLLU doesn't have a copy, just fill out the request in Get It 4 Me, our Interlibrary Loan system, and we'll find a library that has a copy and get it for you! We will mail books to your home, or send a scanned PDF copy of an article to your email.



OLLU students, including Online and Distance students, can also borrow books from other libraries. With the TexShare Program you can get a library card that will allow you to borrow books from other libraries throughout Texas. Email the library to find out how to get your TexShare card.



Getting Help


Even if you're taking classes online or at one of our satellite campuses, we are still here to help you with anything you need. Email the library at or call us at 210-431-5575 or 1-800-846-4085, or use one of the options below.



Ask A Librarian

Submit a question through our online form and one of our librarians will answer it at the first opportunity. You can also email us, call us at 210-431-5575 or 1-800-846-4085, tweet us, or text us at 210-441-3197.


Research Starters

Look through our Research Starters organized by subject, or use one of the guides covering the services available for your online or distance program (Look under the Online & Distance Students tab at the top of the page for our guides for Engage Students, Blackboard Students, RGV Students and Houston Students)


Make An Online Appointment

You can also schedule an online or phone reference consultation with one our reference librarians. Get individualized help without ever leaving your home.






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