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Distance Education Services - Students

Online Access

You can access all the electronic journals and articles at ECU Libraries from anywhere!  You must search for your materials through the ECU Libraries webpage to authenticate/log in.  


How to log in:

1. If using the One Search box (ex: on the Joyner Library homepage): conduct a search and on your results page, there should be a black bar across the top of the page.  Click on it and log in with your PirateID and Passphrase.  


2. If using a specific database: a pop-up box will prompt you to log in when a database is chosen. 


Consult this guide if you are having trouble.  If it doesn't answer your questions, please Ask A Librarian



Get Help


 Phone: (252) 328-6677      

Text: (252) 391-8428     



Library Tutorials

Videos, PowerPoints, and interactive tutorials for various library tools and topics


Research Guides

Professionally written guides on a variety of subjects to help you kickstart your research

Book a Librarian

Free one-on-one session with a member of our Research and Instructional Services team to get help with things like: 

  • Refining your research topic
  • Choosing databases
  • Finding books, articles, etc.

Borrowing Print Materials

Free document delivery

Print material delivered both to and from your location for free  

(outside of Pitt County only)

Complete a request through Interlibrary Loan.  Click here for more information.

Is there something we don't have?

We can get it for you! Use Interlibrary Loan to request it.  (no requests for textbooks)

Using Other UNC System Libraries

You have access to materials at any UNC system library.

To check out materials, 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.

Our UNC Cooperative Lending page has more information on your privileges.

Other DE Services

Online Writing Lab

Ask specific questions about your writing to a trained writing center consultant 

Tutoring Center

To schedule a tutoring session, call 252-737-3009 and ask to schedule a DE appointment


Find a Proctor

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

Use Free Software

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

DE Questions or Requests?

Tamara Rhodes
Joyner Library 
Online Learning Librarian 
(252) 328-2287
Dan Zuberbier
Teaching Resources Center (TRC)
Education & Instructional Technology Librarian 
(252) 744-6156
Christine Andresen
Laupus Health Sciences Library
Instructional Design Librarian 
(252) 744-6156