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For Distance/Online Learners

If you are enrolled in an online program or are completing your education as a distance learner, you can use Zoom to connect virtually with Gumberg librarians. 

Visit this page for information on how to download and use Zoom

Meet With A Librarian

Check out the Library Liaisons page for the full list of librarians with specialized backgrounds.


Welcome to the Gumberg Library Online Learners page!

Most of Gumberg Library's books, journals, and services are available to you regardless of where you live or work! This guide explains how you can access the library, request service, and get help when and where you need it.

If you're close enough to visit the campus, Gumberg Library is located on the Duquesne University campus in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA (Directions). Although we do everything we can to help you at a distance, we would love to see you in person too!

"Can I get books and articles delivered to me?"


Gumberg Library materials, and items from other libraries, can be shipped to you through UPS.

  • Request the physical materials you need from Gumberg Library Request it, E-ZBorrow, and ILLiad.
  • When the item arrives at the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk, you'll receive an automated email notice alerting you that it's "ready for pick-up."
  • After you receive the pick-up notice, contact the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk in order to verify your mailing address:
  • Once you've verified your mailing address with us, we will UPS the materials to you. UPS will not deliver to PO Boxes.
  • We also include a return label that covers return shipping through UPS.
  • You are responsible for all items checked out to your library accounts: check due dates and request renewals 

Note: When using ILLiad, be sure to select "GraduateDistance" or "UndergradDistance" in the Status dropdown section on the patron information form. 

Articles are delivered electronically. Typically there is no charge for this service.

Locating Books & Articles

How Do I Find Books?

Use QuickSearch to find books from Gumberg Library.

  • You can also try searching WorldCat to find books in your local area and around the world.
  • WorldCat gives you the option to enter your zipcode for a geographically ranked listing of libraries that own a book.

How Do I Locate Articles?

Visit our Research Databases:

  • Choose a database
  • Click on the name of the database
  • Enter your Multipass credentials
  • Begin searching!

For tips on searching, see our Finding Full Text research guide.

"How do I find Reserves for a class?"

To find items placed on reserve for a class, visit the Course Reserves page.

E-Reserves materials can be found by course number, course name, or instructor.

When do I need my Multipass?

You will need your ID to:

This guide was updated by Kiera Mudry, MLIS.
August 2016