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Distance Education Services

The University supports the learning needs of St. Thomas University’s distance students. 

The Library provides a number of services and resources for remote users, including:


Reference and Research assistance by telephone or e-mail. 

It is recommended that students contact the library liaison for their program (listed below) for support, but calls may also be directed to Reference Desk at 305-628-6668.


Access to a wide range of e-books and online resources.

Available via the library’s online catalog and e-Research page.


A Book Delivery Service for circulating books (shipped via USPS), available to students that live at least 100 miles from the University. 

Materials will be mailed to the student at the media rate and are due back within 30 days, but may be renewed for an additional 30 days by contacting the Circulation Desk at 305-628-6667.  The Library covers the cost of mailing the books students, but students must pay return shipping. 


Return books to:

Attn: Circulation / Distance Education Services, University Library
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens FL 33054


For information on Interlibrary Loan services for distance students, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 305-628-6860.

The Library is always open to suggestions for improving services for distance education students, and encourages students to contact Jonathan Roach, Library Administrator, at or 305-628-6627. 

Off Campus Access

When doing research using the resources available on the library’s e-Research page while in the library or on-campus, you will be able to access all of the licensed databases without having to login. However, if you access the same page from an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your credentials, which are the STU username and password that you usually use to log into your STU user account

Note: Only currently enrolled students or members of the St. Thomas University community have off-campus access to the e-Research databases.

How to login for off-campus access:

On the library’s web page, select an option from the Library's E-Research menu (A-Z databases or subject area) or go directly to the E-Research page (

When you select a database, you will be prompted to
enter your credentials:

Please note: If you have problems to login contact OIT 305-628-6610 or
Library staff cannot assist with login issues.

If you experience any problems accessing the databases after you have entered your correct credentials, you may contact:

the University Library’s Reference Desk
or the Circulation Desk


Library Liaisons


Isabel Ezquerra
Library Liaison for the School of Science, Technology, & Engineering Management


Isabel Medina
Library Liaison for the School of Leadership Studies


Jonathan Roach
Library Liaison for the School of Theology & Ministry


Nina Rose
Library Liaison for the School of Business


Larry Treadwell
Library Liaison for Biscayne College


Elliot Williams
Library Liaison for English and History


Other Resources:

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