There are many services that the library offers to you to help you in your studies. This page helps you to easily locate and understand what some of these services are. Do not consider this an exhaustive list, but it is a good starting point for you to learn more about library services.
As World Campus students, you have access to several library services. Some of the more valuable services for online learners like interlibrary loan are explained on this page.
Course Reserves: As an online student, a service of the library that you will probably be using frequently is Course Reserves or E-Reserves. This is essentially a way for your instructor to keep a safe and copyright allowed list of resources and readings that you will be using throughout your course. To find your E-Reserves all you need to know is your course number or instructor name.
Requesting Materials - At times, you may find that you need a book or other physical material. If you live in North America, we can deliver items directly to you for free with a return label for free shipping.
For items that Penn State owns you will do this by using the "I Want It" button on an item in the Libraries Catalog.
If you are a student who resides outside of North America then you will work directly with the InterLibrary Loan department to receive PDF copies of sections of the book.
For materials not owned by Penn State, click “Request” to order materials through ILLiad.
Ask a Librarian - Get help with library and research questions via chat, email, text or phone.
Research Data Services - This service can help you with data related tasks such as finding data, statistical support, understanding how to use GIS data, and connections to other data centers on campus. You can schedule an appointment via their page. They also offer a variety of classes on related topics.
To see a full list of services available to you, check out this page.