Library services for UNK distance students

Written by Sheryl Heidenreich, eCampus Librarian

Calvin T. Ryan Library provides access to information and research materials for the UNK community including UNK distance students. Distance students are encouraged to use the library’s databases as well as the virtual reference and book collections. Information about accessing resources from off-campus is available at:

UNK distance students may order journal articles that are not available electronically in full-text or books from the Library’s circulating collection through the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery service. There is no charge for journal articles and these are delivered electronically to UNK distance students’ Interlibrary Loan accounts. Books are shipped via U.S. mail. Students are responsible for return postage for mailed items.

Reference and research assistance are available to UNK distance students through the library’s “Ask Us 24/7” email and chat reference service. UNK distance students can also call the library reference desk at 308.865.8586 or toll-free at 866.454.4865. eCampus Librarian Sheryl Heidenreich (, 308.865.8721) or liaison librarians are available to provide assistance to distance faculty and students.

For additional information about library services for UNK distance students, please contact Sheryl Heidenreich at or 308.865.8721.