Distance Education

The Library Supports You!

The Earl K. Long Library has a variety of resources and services specially designed to support distance
education faculty and students at the University of New Orleans.  The librarians at Earl K. Long Library are available to provide personalized research assistance and to partner with teaching faculty in providing
instruction on the use of library resources. 

For general information about distance education programs, courses and services, visit
Online Learning at UNO
.


Statewide Borrowing
Distance learners in Louisiana have borrowing privileges at universities and colleges throughout the state with
the LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium) reciprocal borrower's card. To get a LALINC card, send an e-mail message to libill@uno.edu or call UNO Library Circulation at 504-280-6355.

A distance learner visiting the UNO campus may also borrow books from the Library using their UNO ID card.

If you have further questions about library resources or services to distance learners, please contact
Janet Crane
Library Distance Education Coordinator
504-280-6548
jmurphy@uno.edu

Tools on your Desktop
  • Books
    Search the library's online catalog to see which books, journals, magazines, newspapers, CDs, videos
    and other material the UNO Library owns.
  • E-books – Available 24/7
    The library provides access to over 139,000 electronic book titles in all academic disciplines through the
    library’s online catalog.

    EBSCO eBook Collection can be searched as a collection or can be accessed from records in the library’s online catalog.  
    You will want to create a personal account which will enable you to bookmark pages, add notes for further reference and study, and set up personal display and search preferences.

    Ebrary Access

    Ebrary can be searched as a collection or can be accessed from records in the library’s online catalog.  

    To search as a collection, you will need to create an account which will enable you to bookmark pages, add notes for further reference and study, and set up personal display and search preferences.

  • Articles
    • Full Text Databases - You can search for and retrieve many full-text articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines and selected newspapers
    • E-journals - The library subscribes to AtoZ which allows you to search the library's online journals.
      These e-journals can also be accessed by searching the library's online catalog
  • Subject Guides
    UNO librarians maintain web pages listing helpful electronic and print resources in different subject areas.
We Deliver
Once you have identified the materials you want, Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) will locate these items either in our own collection or from another library. You will be notified of the delivery method by the ILL Department. Delivery methods may vary depending on your home location. To establish an account and submit ILL requests, visit their website

On your first visit to the website, you'll create a username & password, then enter in your contact information. Don't forget to identify yourself as a Distance Learner on the registration form--this  will qualify you for delivery services.
  • Books
    Distance learners should allow ample time for shipping of books through the U.S. Mail.  Average
    turnaround time for receiving your requested items ranges from 2-4 weeks. Remember that overdue
    fines may accrue for late items. Distance learners need to pay particular attention to due dates on
    items borrowed from other libraries.
  • Articles
    Articles will be delivered electronically whenever possible.  However, distance learners should still
    allow 1-3 weeks for the delivery of requested articles.
For interlibrary loan questions, please contact:
Janet Crane, Access Services Librarian
504-280-6548
libill@uno.edu

Ask a Librarian The Reference Department is staffed by liaison librarians who can assist you with your research. 
Our services include:
  • E-mail us
    Get research help via e-mail.
  • Call us
    You can also reach us at the Reference Desk by phone at 504-280-6549 during the library's regular
    hours
    .
  • Contact a liaison librarian in your area of study directly by phone or email.
  • Instruction
    To request database and information resource instruction for distance education classes, faculty
    should contact, Jennifer Jackson, (504)280-7168.