Services for Distance Students


The Library is committed to providing equivalent access to library services for distance learners, faculty and staff. Please contact the Library Director with any requests. Use to report access problems.

Distance learners and faculty may login to databases using their SC ID and the last FIVE digits of their SSN.  International students who do not have a Social Security Number may use the last FIVE digits of their SC ID. Your advisor, the Registrar, and the Library Director can assist you. 

Material Requests

When off-campus, you will mainly use the library’s ebooks. However, you may request any SC owned material by emailing the library at or The library will mail the requested item to you. 

  • Deets-owned books/dvds take one week.
  • Articles obtained from other libraries take a few days (PDFs sent via email).
  • Books/dvds obtained from other libraries take two weeks or more.

You are responsible for return postage.  Materials can also be returned by dropping them off at the SC campus in Wichita, KS. 

Research Handbooks

These handbooks provide an introduction to the library resources for distance students:

Undergraduate Library Handbook

PS-Introduction to Deets Library-June2018

EdD_Introduction to Deets Library-July2018


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