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School of Education: Off-campus Information

This guide supports the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum. It contains resources available at and through the James White Library

Using the Library from Off Campus

As an Andrews University student or faculty member, you could be located anywhere - from a dorm room on campus, to a home or office across the state or across the world. While some of you may be free to access the services and resources of James White Library in person, a large number of you will choose to use the same services and resources from a distance, either as a matter of convenience or necessity. Wherever you are located, the James White Library (JWL) can provide services and resources to support and assist you with your research needs. As a registered student of Andrews University, you will have been given an Andrews University Username and Password. Once activated, these will enable you to search the Library's licensed online databases

Requesting an Article

Off-campus students may request copies of articles not found in the Library’s online databases or freely available on the Web.

Complete and submit the following form, and a PDF of the article will be sent to your AU email.

Copyright Regulations for Document Delivery

Book Chapter. one chapter, or a maximum of 10% of content from a copyrighted book

Multiple Photocopied Chapters or Articles of Copyrighted Works. A patron may not ask that this be bound together as it would be considered an anthology. Creating anthologies of copyrighted works is an infringement of copyright.

Journal Articles. five articles in one calendar year from a single periodical title.     OR

--one article per issue  of a journal title.

Purchased Reprints. No photocopies may be made from purchased reprints.

Consumables. Photocopies may not be made from “consumable works,” such as workbooks, exercises, tests, or test booklets, answer sheets, etc.

Document Delivery to Off-campus Students

Distance: Document delivery to off-campus students who live more than100 miles away from campus and with U. S, or Canadian address

Eligibility: Currently validated Andrews ID card and an Andrews username and password

Document DeliveryBooks are delivered via UPS which usually take about 3-4 days to the address on file. Journal articles are delivered electronically to your Andrews email account.

What you can Request: You may request to borrow circulating books that are ‘available’ in the catalog and in-house

Journal Articles: Print journal articles can be scanned and delivered to you via e-mail.

Loan Period: Books are loaned for four months with one renewal. Date due is when the book must be back in the library. Allow sufficient time for travel.

No. of Requests:  Up to 50 items and 20 journal articles per week.

Returning Materials: Request the library to send you a prepaid return label via email a week before the due date (on the book strap).

Recall: after three weeks. When a book is recalled, the new due date is three days after the recall invalidating the date on the book strap

Cancellations: Send a notice to

Document Delivery Outside the 100 Miles Geographical Boundary

1. Print journal articles held at the library can be scanned and sent to you via email
2. You may request journal articles not held at the James White Library via Interlibrary loan service
3. You may request portions of books in accordance with copyright regulations. Such will be sent as Pdf. flies via email.
4. Rely on the electronics resources held at the library – wealth of materials