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.

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Using our eBooks collections

My Subject - links to databases and resources relevant to your subject area

Get help

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Help Zone Accessing Digital Library resources off-campus I can't login! Using the alternative login video icon
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Piecing together your dissertation Managing your references

Use our postal service

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Book loans by post

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Using libraries

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

Using other libraries and SCONUL access

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Getting started!

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Need help finding books, eBooks and other items on your reading list? Have a look at our getting started page.

Contact Us


Book a librarian

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