Services for Distance Students

JBU Library Search

Search for articles and books in over 20 databases. Advanced Search

Tip: Use quotes for an exact match.

Search ProQuest ebrary or EBSCO for electronic books.

Search the JBU library catalog for books.

Search for journals, magazines, and newspapers by title. Results are for full-text availability. Browse by Subject

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 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, but 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. 

Reciprocal Borrowing

JBU is part of two networks of academic libraries that extend borrowing privileges to each others' students. ARKLink gives access to more than 50 college and university libraries across the state of Arkansas. ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program gives access to a growing network of Christian college, university, and seminary libraries across the U.S. and Canada. You can use request access to our partner libraries - ACL and ArkLink.

Research Assistance

You can request the assistance of a research librarian by phone, email, or text using the contact information found at Library Home. 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.