What is a distance learner?
Distance Learners are students who live over 50 miles from our physical campuses in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach.
What services are available for Distance Learners?
Many UWF Library resources are accessible online and are available regardless of location. These include online databases, e-books, and e-articles. However, for print resources, distance learners may request
Interlibrary Loan provides free access to materials not owned by the UWF libraries, designated lost in our catalog, or not in a format you prefer.
The first time you use the Interlibrary Loan account (login below) you will be asked to register and identify contact information. Thereafter, your information will be stored and bibliographic items will be automatically inserted if you use WorldCat or library databases.
In order to access library resources from off campus, you'll need to be sure you are logged in using your Argonet username and password (the same one you use for eLearning and your UWF email). You can double check to see if you are logged in by looking at the Access tab on the Libraries homepage.
This is what it looks like if you are off campus and are not logged in (note the red tab!):
If you click on the red tab, you will be directed to log in. If you have already authenticated and are able to access the Libraries' resources, the homepage will look like this, with a green access tab:
To request that an item be transferred from the UWF libraries to your home, you should follow these steps:
Access your account in the Libraries catalog to find the book you want. Use the blue "Request Transfer" link to request that the available copy be sent to you.
Select Distant Learner as your Pickup Location designation.
If you have received UWF books or interlibrary loan books through the mail as a distance learner, the books should be returned to:
John C. Pace Library
ATTN: Laura Keeble
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514