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Distance Learners

Ellen Neuhaus, Coordinator

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Email: libde@uni.edu

Toll-free number: 866/207-9410

Local number: 273-2838

Skype ID: ellen.neuhaus

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Click here to submit your article and book requests via ILLiad (Online Forms & Tracking).

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    NEAR OR FAR:   Rod Library is committed to giving UNI distance learners access to the Library's print and electronic collections in a timely manner so that students can successfully complete course assignments and university degrees without having to travel to campus. 

    All currently enrolled distance learners receive a brochure summarizing library services and a University ID card (per request) from the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs (Guided Independent Study students receive a letter with their university ID number instead of a UNI ID card). This website provides specific information on how to access library resources and how to request books, articles, and help.  

    OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS:  To ensure access to all of the licensed library resources when you are off-campus and using OneSearch!, sign into the “Hello Guest. Login for full access” link found above the purple tool bar at the top of the OneSearch! page. Your CatID passphrase information is used for off-campus access into licensed library resources.  See "What is my CatID?”for more information.

    RESEARCH:  Use the Rod Library home page to search all of the Library's resources.

    REQUEST ARTICLES AND BOOKS:  All requests for ARTICLES and BOOKS should be submitted through ILLiad.  Click here to submit your requests for articles and books via ILLiad. Books will be sent to your home and articles will be scanned and emailed to you. 

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    In order to receive Rod Library's extra document delivery services for distance learners, you must be taking a class through the Continuing Education and Special Services Division and live outside the greater Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area (See Metropolitan Area box on this page).  All currently enrolled UNI students are able to access Rod Library's licensed databases from off campus.

        

      Online Requests - Submit Requests for Books and Articles through ILLiad

      All requests for ARTICLES and BOOKS should be submitted through ILLiad (Online Forms and Tracking)

      • ILLiad (Online Forms & Tracking)
        ILLiad is our new document delivery system. After you log in using your University CatID, you will be able to submit, view, and track your requests efficiently.

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      ADDRESS: Rod Library - University of Northern Iowa
      1227 West 27th Street
      Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3675
      OFFICE LOCATION: LIB 270
      DIRECT OFFICE PHONE: (319) 273-3739
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      Metropolitan Area

      Cedar Falls/Waterloo Metropolitan Area
      Listing of Towns and Cities

      If you live within 20 miles from the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area, you are as close to Rod Library as many of the on-campus students. The extra document delivery services for distance learners were set up to help students who rarely travel to campus. If you live in one of the cities or towns listed below, you are considered within the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area and don't qualify to receive the extra document delivery services.

      • Artesian
      • Buckingham
      • Cedar Falls
      • Denver
      • Dewar
      • Dike
      • Dunkerton
      • Eagle Center
      • Elk Run Hts.
      • Evansdale
      • Finchford
      • Gilbertville
      • Hudson
      • Janesville
      • Jesup
      • Klinger
      • La Porte City
      • New Hartford
      • Raymond
      • Shell Rock
      • Sinclair
      • Stout
      • Voorhies
      • Washburn
      • Waterloo
      • Waverly
          
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