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Distance Learner Support Guide: Start Here

How Library and Learning Services can support Distance Learning Students


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Welcome to the support guide for students learning at a distance.

We hope this guide will help you make the most of the library services available to you.

In addition to this guide, you should also refer to the LibGuide relevant to your subject area for subject-specific information such as your reading lists.

Need help using the Library?  See our guide to Getting Started.

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Services for students learning at a distance

  • LibGuides offer a guide to your subject area
  • Knowledgebase: LibAnswers - 24/7 access to the most frequently asked questions
  • Extended borrowing period
  • Book postal service
  • Enquiry service: email or phone
  • Resources & the VLE online 24/7
  • Read on for details of the support available to you

Find It

Find It

Start your research here!  Find It searches across a huge range of library resources including databases, e-journals and e-books, and contains full-text articles for students and staff.

Off-campus access: Institutional login required (AECC University College username and password).

If you want to save links to articles to access later on, you will need to save them as permanent links rather than copying the URLs.  Please see this FAQ for instructions.

Quick Guide to Services

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Need help using the Library?

See our guide to Getting Started.