available from off campus|
Services that require a visit
If you are enrolled in UNCA continuing education or extension courses for CEU credit, your instructor will give you a special Extension and Distance Education library ID card. This card entitles you to the same borrowing privileges granted to Friends of the Library and is valid for the duration of the course. To check out books or other library materials, you must always present the Extension and Distance Education library ID with a photo ID (driver’s license, etc.).
If you have questions about your card, or if you wish to verify
that you are in the library database, please call the circulation desk at 828
Access to library resources and services is an essential part of a college education, regardless of where students, faculty, and courses are located. Services to distance learners include:
A “Personal” Librarian
For questions about student orientations to online resources, reference services, or problems accessing library materials, whether on-line or otherwise, contact Anita White-Carter, the Distance Education Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-251-6434 or 828 251-6111).
"Ask-A-Librarian” Reference Services
"Real-time" reference assistance is available over the phone during regular reference desk hours, including most nights and weekends. Call us at (828) 251-6111 and talk to a real live person. Regular reference desk hours:
|Monday-Thursday,||9 AM – 9 PM|
|Friday||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM – 6 PM|
|Sunday||1 PM – 9 PM|
You may also send requests for information to Ramsey Library’s
e-mail reference service. Questions will be answered within
one working day.
Instructional Services for Faculty
Traditional and unique library services are available to faculty who teach distance or extension classes. Please contact Anita White-Carter (email@example.com or 251-6434) for details.
Access the Ramsey Library Web
Search WNCLN, the combined library catalog of UNCA, ASU, WCU.
Find out how to request a book or journal on ABC Express.
Find volumes or issues of a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper are available at UNCA, ASU, or WCU. To find articles on specific topics you should search an index to periodicals. Select indexes from the General Indexes list or from a subject category.
View a list of library materials
you have checked out or renew
Access a list of materials an instructor has placed on reserve.
Link to the
@Ramsey page for tutorials and instructional material on locating and
using library resources. This site provides online learning modules
for developing skills sets such as creating a
research strategy, finding books and articles, and evaluating information
found on the web. The site contains modules for
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
UNCA students, faculty, staff, and students from other campuses who are taking credit coursework at UNCA may use the ILL service. Interlibrary loan for students is used to support courses or credit-bearing research projects offered at UNCA
Fill out an
request for books and journal articles that are not available at UNCA, ASU or WCU. You will be notified by e-mail
when your requested material arrives, but you will need to visit the UNCA
Circulation Desk to pick it up.
Connect to electronic resources from
(Available only to UNCA users with an official One Card ID.)
Access a list of periodical indexes and reference resources
subject. To find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles, choose an index
to search from the
Indexes list or a
here for tips
on searching periodical indexes.
Access a list of
Resources available on the World Wide Web. Access an online
encyclopedia, find biographical information, or other facts.
and access more than 14,000
online reference, scholarly, and professional books. Downloadable
fiction, non-fiction, and language-learning audio books are also available.
Off-campus access requires initial password creation from UNCA campus or
other UNC system or NC public library. NetLibrary is an NC
Popular indexes that have full text articles:
EBSCOhost (access to multiple databases via NC LIVE)
Project Muse (primarily humanities and social sciences)
Browse electronic journals, magazines and newspapers available at UNCA, WCU, or
Ramsey Library Services & Collections
Search other library catalogs
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This page last updated February 2011. Comments to Anita White-Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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