Library Resources for Distance Education Students
An activated ASU OneCard is necessary utilize ASU Library Services such as checking out materials, interlibrary loan, E-Reserves, etc. To obtain a OneCard, contact the ASU OneCard office. Once you have received it, activate your card by going to https://asuone.higheroneaccount.com/ and following the directions on the screen.
Technology Access Account
A Technology Access Account is required to access the library’s online databases and electronic subscription periodicals. To obtain one, contact the ASU Department of Information Technology.
For more information about the Technology Access Account see the Technology Access Account page.
Search 75% of our most popular databases simultaneously! The search will return links to full-text articles and e-books, as well as citations, abstracts, and catalog entries in RamCat of print and digital materials the library owns. Start using U-Search now.
Research Guides contain information, resources and links relevant to subjects, courses, or general topics.. Access them online, 24/7 from the Research Guides homepage.
AskAcademic is a chat and text reference service available 24/7. This service utilizes librarians employed at various academic institutions to assist students online with their research needs. It is a valuable tool at times when the ASU Library Research Assistance Desk is not staffed. However, AskAcademic librarians from other institutions do not always have the same level of expertise or access to ASU databases that local librarians do.
ASU faculty may choose to make electronic library materials available as e-Reserves to their students within Blackboard. You may need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to view items on E-Reserve – you can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
For questions or assistance with eReserves, contact the Library Circulation/Reserves Desk at 325-486-6523, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify yourself as a Distance Education student.
Interlibrary Loans / Document Delivery
Are you a Distance ed student in need of study and research materials the ASU Library does not own?
Journal articles and book chapters
Submit an ILL Request form and make sure to identify yourself as a Distance ed student. The items will be sent in PDF format to your ASU email account.
Books and other materials
Submit an ILL Request form and identify yourself as a Distance ed student.
- If you reside in Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, or Tom Green Counties, you will need to come to the ASU Library to pick up your ILL items.
- If you reside beyond Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, or Tom Green Counties, your ILL materials will be mailed to you via insured mail, that include a postage paid insured return envelope.
ILL materials MUST be returned by their due date or are subject to overdue fines and/or lost item fees.
Are you a Distance ed student in need of study and research materials the ASU Library owns?
Journal articles or book chapters owned by the ASU library:
Fill out the ILL Article Request form, and make sure you identify yourself as a Distance ed student. Copies of Library-owned journal articles and book chapters will be delivered in PDF format to your ASU email account.
Books or media items (DVD, CD) owned by the ASU Library
As long as you live outside of Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, or Tom Green Counties, you can submit an ILL Book Request form to have the items shipped to you. Make sure you identify yourself as a Distance ed student and provide your mailing address. Books and media are shipped from ASU via insured mail that include a postage paid insured return envelope.
Returned items must be received by the Library by their due date to avoid incurring overdue fines and/or lost item fees.
For more information, please contact the Library’s Interlibrary Loan unit at email@example.com or 325-486-6551. Please identify yourself as a Distance Education student.
The TexShare Library Card Program provides free reciprocal borrowing privileges to faculty, students, and staff of Texas colleges and universities at participating libraries. The TexShare Card entitles you only to privileges authorized by the lending library and is not transferable. To be eligible for the TexShare Card, you must be a currently enrolled ASU student in good standing. Be mindful of the lending regulations of the TexShare participating libraries.
- Identification must be provided if requested by the participating library.
- Lending regulations of the lending library must be observed.
- Materials must be returned in person or by first class and insured mail as prescribed by the lending library.
- Charges assessed for late return, damage, or loss of materials must be paid to the lending library.
- The TexShare Card must be surrendered if requested by participating library staff.
Failure to adhere to the above lending requirements may result in the loss of borrowing privileges at all participating TexShare libraries.
To request a TexShare card, ASU Distance Ed students need to provide a copy of their driver’s license and their ASU OneCard, along with their current address and phone number. You can send the required information via mail to:
Angelo State University
ASU Station #11013
San Angelo, TX 76909
or fax it to the attention of: Circulation Desk, ASU Library, at 325-942-2198.
TexShare cards issued by the ASU library are valid for one semester at a time.