Services for Distance Students

3/20/2020: We're all distance students now. Please see the FAQ for the most up-to-date information on library resources and services during these changing times. 



View JBU library online resources by subject, type, or database title. For step-by-step instructions on logging in to library resources remotely, see here.


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


Research Assistance

Not sure where to start?  Having trouble with our online databases?  Need help finding appropriate library resources for your assignment?  Please reach out – we're here to help!

  • Phone:  (479) 524-7153
  • Email: 
  • Chat: use the widget in the bottom corner of the web page.

Librarians are available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. We endeavor to respond to messages by the next business day when we cannot provide immediate help. When contacting us, please identify yourself as a distance student so that we can better assist you.

For do-it-yourself tips on how to find various types of resources, see our Research Help page.

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.

Good news for online students: more than 75% of our books and 95% of our journal articles are available online. If you find something in our catalog that we only have in physical form, it can be emailed (articles) or mailed (books) to you upon request. You are responsible for return postage. For articles or chapters, 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.

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.