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Phone: (252) 328-4176

Distance Education Services - Students

Online Access

You can access all the electronic resources at ECU Libraries from anywhere! 

You must search for your materials through the ECU Libraries webpages to authenticate/log in. 


How to log in

1. If using the One Search box (on library homepage): conduct a search and on your results page, 

click the black bar across the top of the page and log in with your PirateID and Passphrase. 


2. If using a specific database (from "Database List" under One Search box): a pop-up box will 

prompt you to log in when a database is chosen.


Consult this guide if you are having trouble connecting.  Consult this guide if you have questions about saving articles. 

If they don'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 to and from your location for free  

(outside of Pitt County only)

Click here for more information.

Is there something we don't have?

We can get it for you! 

Use Interlibrary Loan to request it.  


Use Any UNC System Library

Check out materials at any UNC system library with DE Student ID Card and photo id. 

For DE Student ID Card: Log into PiratePort, click My Apps and Distance Ed Card

(Print from home or receive in mail.  Must request each semester.)

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

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

DE Questions or Requests?

David Hisle
Joyner Library
Learning Technologies Librarian
(252) 328-4978
Dan Zuberbier
Teaching Resources Center (TRC)
Education & Instructional Technology Librarian
(252) 328-0406
Carrie S Forbes
Laupus Health Sciences Library
Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
(252) 744-2226