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Distance Learning Library Services: Home

This guide is intended to help students who are taking classes at a regional campus and/or online to more easily access library resources and services.


This guide serves as a starting point for access to all that IUP Libraries can offer you as a student taking courses online, at the Regional and Satellite Campuses, or in a hybrid course.  As you will see throughout the guide, a majority of IUP Libraries' resources and services are available to you off-campus simply through the Libraries' website at  In the cases where services or resources are not available remotely, we have alternatives to get the resources to you. Use this guide if you have questions on library services offered to you, how the library can help you, how to use the library, or what resources you can access via the library.

Getting Help

There are lots of ways to get help from the IUP Libraries.

You can contact me at or (814) 938-1381.  If you are taking classes on the Punxsutawney Campus, you can also come see me in my office - 211 in the faculty suite.  If you are at another campus or completely online, you can make an appointment to meet with me virtually using Zoom.  Set up an appointment at

You may also have a librarian and/or library learning materials incorporated into your D2L or Moodle course.  The librarian and/or the materials embedded in your course will provide instruction and assistance on using the library to complete your assignments.

You can use the Answers @ IUP Libraries service to search a list of FAQs, submit a new question via email, or connect with a librarian through chat.

You can also contact the Subject Specialist Librarian for your department for help.  Their names and email addresses are available at the Liaison Program Page.

Research Guides

IUP Library Research Guides are a great place to find more specific information on library resources in your area of study.

Research Guides for Fully Online Programs:

Adult and Community Education

Food & Nutrition


Find more research guides here.

Meet The Distance Learning Librarian

Distance Learning Librarian

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Carrie Bishop
Distance Learning Librarian
Faculty Office 211
IUP Punxsutawney
1012 Winslow Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767