Services for Distance Students

Online Resources

JBU library provides students with hundreds of thousands of journal articles, eBooks, and other materials online through the library website. When prompted, login with your JBU username and password to access full-text resources online.

You can use WorldCat Discovery to search many of our major multi-subject databases all at once or navigate to the appropriate section in Resources by Subject to find online resources tailored to your particular academic field. For suggestions about the best research tools to use for your specific research project, ask a librarian. If you have trouble logging in with your JBU credentials, contact the Help Desk.

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Items not available through the library may be obtained from other libraries through our interlibrary loan service. Articles will typically be delivered to you electronically (usually in 1-3 days). Books can be mailed to you; you are responsible for return postage.

Note: For print books and other physical media, you may wish to check with your local library to see if they provide interlibrary loan service. They may be able to acquire materials for you more quickly, and with longer loan periods, than we can.

Items that are held by the JBU library, but not in electronic form, can be emailed (articles) or mailed (books) to you upon request. You are responsible for return postage. For articles, use ILLiad to place your request; for books, use the JBU Catalog to identify the materials you need and contact us at or 479-524-7202 to make your request. 


If you live in or near Arkansas, you can get an ARKLink card, which allows you to borrow materials from more than 50 college and university libraries across the state. Email or call (479-524-7202) the JBU library to request your ARKLink card if you are not able to apply in person at our circulation desk. ARKLink cards must be reissued every semester, so be sure to contact us at the beginning of each semester so that we can renew your access to our partner libraries.

Research Assistance

You can request the assistance of a research librarian by phone, email, or text using the contact information found at Ask a Librarian. When contacting us, please identify yourself as a distance student so that we can better assist you.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers online tutoring appointments if you desire assistance in improving your academic writing skills. These appointments are conducted live over the web via internet chat. Visit the Writing Center Appointment portal, register for an account, and sign in to view available online appointment slots.


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