Distance Learning Services

Using the NCSU Libraries as a Distance Learner:

The library website is your gateway to a world of information

The library has a rich collection of online information resources to support your academic research including thousands of e-journals and hundreds of article databases. You can access any of these information resources by logging in with your Unity ID and password.

You can request home delivery of books and web delivery of articles

Need books and journal articles you can't find online? You are not limited to our online resources. There are approximately four million books and journals at NCSU available to you! Plus, if we don't have a book or journal, we will borrow it from another library and get it to you. The whole world of library collections is available to you. All you have to do is fill out a Tripsaver request form.


E-Reserves is an online collection of class readings, tests, and notes used by instructors to share materials with their students.

Librarians want to help you!

Finding and using information can be challenging sometimes, and all library users have questions about making the most of online search tools or finding the right book or article for an assignment. Librarians are here to help you most of the day and night, seven days a week, via phone (toll-free), chat, and email.

You can visit the NCSU Libraries

If you are in the area, we'd love for you to visit! If not, there are many other libraries in the Triangle area and across North Carolina that you have can use as an NCSU student.

As a distance learner, you may not have the Wolfpack One ID Card that others use to check out books and get into D. H. Hill Library late at night. Note that you can get a Wolfpack One ID Card. But if you do not have a Wolfpack One ID Card when you visit D. H. Hill Library, please bring a photo ID (such as a driver's license). Staff at the Ask Us center can verify your status as an NC State student.

Need more information? Contact library_askus@ncsu.edu.