The IUP Libraries is committed to supporting distance learners and providing off-campus access to library resources and services.
IUP faculty can learn more about library resources for distance instruction by visiting the Library Instruction Services for Faculty page.
Use the Discovery Search to find books and articles in the IUP Libraries’ collections. This short video provides instruction on searching using Discovery Search, refining and limiting your results, and getting to the full-text.
For distance learners, using e-books is often the most convenient way to access books in our collection. Use the Discovery Search to find e-books or visit the E-Book Resources page to browse our e-book collections.
Distance Learners may use the print book collection at any IUP Campuses and Centers or have books delivered right to your house. To learn more, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
Expand your search to a subject-specific article database. Use the Library Databases page to find the best databases for your research area.
When an article’s full-text is not available online, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article or contact a librarian for help.
Many online resources will require a login from off-campus. Simply enter your IUP username and password when you see the IUP Hawk logo.
You may also connect to the University’s Virtual Private Network to gain secure access to the IUP network including library resources. Follow the VPN Setup Instructions to configure the virtual private network.
If you have questions concerning your IUP network account, consult the IT Support Center.
For more information on finding and using library materials, visit Library Help for Students. If you are a student at a regional campus, more information about the regional campus libraries is available for both IUP Punxsutawney and IUP at Northpointe.
For assistance with your research needs, call the reference desk at 1-866-836-8815, contact IUP’s distance learning librarian, Carrie Bishop, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask a librarian.
For questions specific to a certain course or program, consult our Library Research Guides or email your question to the subject-specialist librarian for your department, program, or discipline.
Stapleton/Stabley Hours for Spring 2021
Sunday: 12:00–8:00 p.m.Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Saturday: Closed
Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours