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Who is Considered a Distance Student?
The WCU Libraries define distance students as students who:
- take all of their classes online -or-
- take all of their classes at WCU in Philadelphia -or-
- take all of their classes at the Graduate Center -or-
- take all of their classes at the Exton campus -or-
- take all of their classes at the DCCC campus -or-
- take a combination of online classes, classes at WCU in Philadelphia, classes at the Graduate Center, classes at the Exton campus, and classes at the DCCC campus.
Non-distance students may find the information in this guide useful for accessing resources while off-campus, but they will not be able to request books be mailed to their home.
Getting Articles and Books as a Distance Student
86% of WCU library material is online, available to you 24/7. This includes:
- Full-text online articles
- Streaming videos & music
If we don't have it online, you can request it be sent to you. You can also request items WCU doesn't own.
ILLiad Accounts for Distance Students
Since you will use ILLiad to request articles and book chapters not available online, we recommend setting up your ILLiad account now. To set up your account:
- Go to the ILLiad login page.
- Select the First Time Users link.
- The First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan page provides information about your ILLiad account. After reading, select the First Time Users Click Here button at the bottom of the page.
- The New User Registration for ILLiad page appears. You must provide information for those fields marked with a red asterisk.
- When you get to the Status field, enter Distance Education Student as your Status.
- Your Username and Password do not have to match your WCU username and password.
- Then select Submit Infomation.
Once you are logged in to ILLiad, you will see the Place New Request and View Request menus on the left.
If you have questions about your ILLiad account, check with the Interlibrary Loan department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-436-3454.