Distance Learners

Welcome to our services for students registered on distance learning courses and part-time research students.

We have recently re-designed this page and would welcome your feedback on the changes.

You may also be interested in our pages for Undergraduates, Postgraduates, and Researchers.


Find information

The following short online guides explain how to get hold of the books and other resources you'll need for your course.

eBooks and booksJournal search Searching databases

Find books and eBooks [Alternative format]

Find journal articles [Alternative format]

How to search information databases [Alternative format]

Understanding your reading list Readinglists@Leicester Starting research

Understanding my reading list [Alternative format]

Readinglists@Leicester [Alternative format]

Starting Research: going beyond the reading list [Alternative format]

Stylised image of a pile of books with a mouse - suggesting eBooks.

Using our eBooks collections

Get help

Off campus accessbandwagonImage of books set in the screen of a laptop
Accessing Digital Library resources off-campus Keeping up-to-date - how do I stay up-to-date with research in my subject? Managing your references
Dissertation jigsaw My subject
Piecing together your dissertation My Subject - links to databases and resources relevant to your subject area

Use our postal service

Postal loansBook chapters
Book loans by post

Photocopies of journal articles and book chapters

Using libraries

Where is the library?Learn how to
Visiting the University Library

Using other libraries and SCONUL access

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Book a librarian

Distance Learning Service, University Library, PO Box 248, University Road, Leicester LE1 9QD, UK