Distance Education

The University Library supports the learning needs of St. Thomas University’s distance students and faculty teaching online classes. For distance users, the Library provides a number of services and resources:

Distance Education Guides
Library Guide for Distance Students
Library Guide for Faculty Teaching Online Classes

Research and Citation Assistance
Students and faculty may contact Library staff members or the Reference Services for support or research appointments.

Access to eBooks, Films, and Online Resources
Students and faculty may access ebooks and streaming films via the Library Catalog and access online resources, including journal article databases, from the Research page.

Interlibrary Loan
Contact the Interlibrary Loan department at ill@stu.edu about borrowing resources from other libraries.

Book Delivery Service
The Library delivers circulating print books (shipped via USPS) to students who live at least 100 miles from the University. Materials are mailed to the student at the media rate and are due back within 30 days. Books 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 to 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

Book Purchase Requests
Students and faculty may request the purchase of a specific book by completing this form.

Off Campus Access

When accessing Library databases while in the Library or on campus, you will not need to login. However, if you access the same databases from an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your login credentials, which are the STU username and password that you usually use to log into your STU user account. Refer to the instructions on the Research page on how to login from off campus. Only currently enrolled students or members of the St. Thomas University community have off-campus access to the Research page databases.

How to Login from Off Campus
Click on a database name from one of the database lists on the Research page. Enter your login credentials when prompted.
If you have problems logging in, please contact OIT 305-628-6610. 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 at 305-628-6668 or the Circulation Desk at 305-628-6667.