You are entitled to use the library.
ALL distance education students currently enrolled in East Carolina University credit-bearing courses are entitled to library resources and services. These services include but are not limited to: remote access to databases and other electronic resources; delivery of books and copies of articles to off-campus distance education students who live outside of Pitt County, NC; borrowing privileges at Joyner Library, as well as at other UNC libraries (for on-site visits); and reference and research assistance (provided in multiple ways).
To check out items in person at Joyner Library, be sure to bring a picture ID and inform the person at the Circulation Desk that you are a Distance Education student. You should be in the library's database. You may want to verify your account status prior to coming to campus, by logging into your library record from the Catalog (click on "Catalog" from the library's home page, and then select "check your library record;" be sure to include the dashes in your SSN, which is also your account number). Or you can call the Circulation Desk to ask if you are in the database at (252) 328-4176. If you aren't in the database, but can prove that you are an ECU student (which a tuition bill or class schedule), staff at the Circulation Desk can manually enter you into the database. If you aren't in the database, but can't prove that you are an ECU student, contact Yolanda Hollingsworth, Distance Education Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will verify your status with the Continuing Studies office and have you entered into the database. Please note that this process may take several days.
If you live outside of Pitt County, NC, you may use the library by having library resources mailed to your home. You may request books and articles, both those owned by Joyner Library and those not owned by the library, through Joyner Library's Interlibrary Services Department. To make a request, simply register as an Illiad user. You will receive an e-mail message verifying the user name and password that you have selected. Once registered, you can access the electronic forms to request books articles online. Articles may be delivered electronically through your e-mail account. You will receive return postage for all items that are shipped to you and must be returned, such as books. Please observe due dates as closely as possible, especially for items not owned by the library.
If you live outside of Pitt County, NC, you may find it more convenient to use another library closer to your home or workplace. For more details about using other University of North Carolina libraries, please see details below.