Library Services for Distance Learners

Library Services for Distance Learners

The SDC & SCS Library is committed to meeting the needs of distance learning students by providing access to library resources and services

Articles and eBooks

  • Article Databases

    To begin your research, search for articles from journals, magazines, or newspapers by using a library database or the library catalog. To access library resources from off-campus, you will need to be authenticated as a currently enrolled SDC or SCS student or currently employed faculty or staff member. When you click on a link to a library resource, you will be asked to enter your SDC or SCS username and password (same password you use for your institutional email or Empower web account).

  • Specific Articles

    To find out if the library has the full text of a specific article, first determine the title of the periodical (magazine, journal, or newspaper) in which the article can be found. This is sometimes called the source of the article. Then search the library catalog by the periodical title to see if we have the periodical you need.

  • eBooks

    The library has a growing collection of ebooks. To find ebooks, search the Library Catalog or an eBook database.

  • Interlibrary Loan

    If the full text of the article you need is not available online, you can order the article through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Printed Books

When you find a book(s) in the library catalog that are located at either the “Seminary Library” or the “College Library,” you can request that it be mailed to you. The library will pay the postage going out and expects you to pay the postage coming back. To have books mailed to you, contact the SDC Library or the SCS Library.

If you need only a section of a book we may be able to scan those sections and email them to you in PDF format.

We have a number or reciprocal agreements with local libraries that you may qualify for a free library card. If possible we may try to connect you with a library in your local area.

Research Help

For more help finding and searching our resources, take a look at one of our LibGuides.

Librarians are also available to support you through the research process. If you have questions about finding or using library materials, use our Ask a Librarian service to connect with someone who can help.