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Library Services for Distance Learning Students

Services available for students enrolled in online and off-campus courses at St. Mary's University

Access to Books

I encourage St. Mary's distance learning students to use the library's book collection.

Discover is the best search to determine if the Blume Library owns the book you need.  Discover includes print books and eBooks.  eBooks offer a fast alternative for distance students who need immediate access to book resources. You may want to limit your Discover search to eBooks or search one of the eBook collections listed below.

Use the Library Catalog to 1) search for print items in the Blume Library and 2) use the My Library Account to see what you have checked out.

The WorldCat database allows you to search for library holdings at library worldwide.  You can use WorldCat to find books in libraries in your area.

Discover: Find articles, books, and more...

Discover at the Blume Library log

Advanced Search | What is Discover?

Library Catalog

Find books, eBooks, movies, music, government information, and more in the Library Catalog.


Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.

Using eBooks

Check out the eBooks guide for help with finding, using, and downloading eBooks to your computer and, in some cases, to your eReader. 

eBook Collections

Here is a list of our primary eBook collections. 


WorldCat - Search the World's Libraries

Search WorldCat for books, journals, primary and archival resources, and other materials owned by libraries in Texas and worldwide. 

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

You can request materials we do not own via Interlibrary Loan.

Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.