Distance Education Services for Students

Borrowing Print Materials

To give you equal access to materials, ECU Libraries can provide you with free document delivery, both to and from your location (outside of Pitt County only). Complete a request through Interlibrary Loan and choose document delivery.

Can’t find a book or article in the ECU Libraries catalog? We can get it for you! Use Interlibrary Loan to request your material.

Using Other UNC System Institutions

Through a cooperative borrowing agreement, you have access to materials at any UNC system institution. To check out materials from these libraries, you will need a DE Student ID Card from ECU and a photo identification card. Just fill out the DE Student Request Form to get your card.

The UNC Reciprocal Borrower page at NCSU has more information on your privileges.


Accessing Articles

You have access to the electronic databases at ECU Libraries from anywhere!. Click on your chosen database within our library website and fill in your PirateID and password when prompted. Consult this guide if you are having trouble. If it doesn’t answer your questions, please Ask a Librarian.


Research Support

Research Consultations

ECU students, faculty and staff may request a 30-minute free, individual research consultation with a member of the Joyner Library Research and Instructional Services Department. Submit this form to request a consultation.

Division of Health Sciences students, faculty, and staff may use this request form.


Browzine is an app that gives you mobile access to ECU Libraries’ electronic journals. Download the app to find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad, iPad mini or Android Tablet.

Scholarly Communications Services

Research and Scholarly Communications (RSC) can help you manage citations, find a publisher and review publishing agreements, and write data management plans. RSC can also answer questions related to copyright and fair use.

See more information at our dedicated Scholarly Communications page.


Other DE Services

Online Writing Lab

The University Writing Center offers the ECU Online Writing Lab (OWL) for Distance Education students. This gives you the opportunity to ask specific questions about your writing to a trained writing center consultant. Their consultants do not simply proofread or edit papers, they can also answer questions or provide feedback that will help any student become a better writer.

More information can be found at the Online Writing Lab website.

Find a Proctor

The UNC Online Proctoring Network will help you easily access qualified proctors and find a facility to take your exam.

More information can be found at the UNC Online website.

Use Free Software

You can connect to the ECU Virtual Computing Lab from home and use the available software programs for class assignments.


Contact Information

Tamara Rhodes
Joyner Library
Online Learning Librarian
(252) 328-2287

Christine Andresen
Laupus Health Sciences Library
Instructional Design Librarian
(252) 744-6156

Joyner Library Distance Education Services for Students

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