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vertical line divider As officially-enrolled UNC distance learners, you have access to the same online library resources as students attending courses on campus. FIRST Years primary support library is the UNC Health Sciences Library. However, you actually have access to all library services available to on-campus students.

Your readings, some required and some optional, come from several sources. Chapters in books or journal articles have copyright clearance to be maintained by the library and are designated as (on reserve). In the distance environment, you go to "electronic reserves" instead of the reserves desk at the library. To access the FIRST YEARS e-reserves, simply click Sakai's Library/Reserves link and, when prompted, enter the password given to you in your course.

Services Overview

Check it outCheck it out: The Health Sciences Library's "quick sheet" on Speech and Hearing Resources.

What you will need ...

  1. Your onyen ( is your key to open all "electronic doors" to UNC's online library services. To give it a try by selecting Electronic journals
  2. If you are an in-state student, you may elect to receive a library Borrowing Card, issued to you by the department when enrolled in the program. This cards authorizes your walk-in borrowing privileges at the AHEC and all UNC-system libraries. (Contact us if you are close to the UNC campus and desire walk-in privileges.) For out-of-state students, you will request materials using the "interlibrary loan" services described above in the "Services Overview" section.
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