Services for eLearning – Distance Education Students

York Libraries Overview

Familiarize yourself with the libraries at York University by visiting their web sites. They each offer quite a number of services and resources which are available from off-campus locations.


Search the entire York University Libraries’ Collection remotely using any Internet connected computer. While some materials are available in hard-copy only, note that a large number of materials are now online, accessible from off-campus locations, and linked directly from the YULcatalogue.


Discover how to access thousands of Web-based databases, journals, statistical and government sources all easily accessible from off-campus locations to registered York students.

Borrowing/Renewing Materials

Many circulation services are available remotely e.g checking your library account for books on loan, online renewal and more. Possibilities for securing library materials from a local library are also described.

Reference Assistance Remotely

Distance Education students can avail of multiple opportunities to receive reference service remotely via live chat, e-mail, or phone.

Online Learning & Research Resources

Many online tutorials and guides provide opportunities for enhancing library research skills remotely.