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Library Services for Distance Education Students

Students studyding in ABC's distance education programs, including extension campuses in Anchorage and Glennallen, enjoy full access priviledges to ABC's library resources.  If you cannot visit the main campus in person, please follow the instructions below to request resources to be delivered to your location.

Limits on loan times and limits on number items borrowed are included in the Library Handbook.

Searching for books

  1. Visit the online library catalog.
  2. Use the Search form to search for a particular title, author, or keyword.
  3. If you don't find a book in the online catalog, you can email the
    Main Library ( and ask if the books might be listed in the hard-copy card
    catalog (not all books have yet been entered into the online catalog).

Note: In addition to borrowing physical books, distance education students may also do research online using the online databases to which the library subscribes. 

Borrowing books

After you locate a book through the steps above, follow these procedures to borrow the book.

  1. Email to request books to be lent to you.  In your email, include the following information:
    1. Your instructor's name
    2. Book title
    3. Author
    4. Barcode number
    5. Call number
  2. The books will be delivered to your instructor from whom you may pick up the books during class. 
  3. Reference books cannot be checked out without special approval from the Library Director.
  4. Reserve books may only be checked out in-person from the main library, unless special approval is given by the Library Director.

Returning books

When finished with your books, return them to the main library through any of the following means:

  • Give the books to your instructor during class.
  • Return the books to the main library in person.
  • Mail the books to the main library:
    • Alaska Bible College Library
      248 E. Elmwood
      Palmer, AK 99645 
  • Books borrowed from the "Reserve" collection must be returned directly to the library that houses the book.
  • Students are responsible for all library materials until they are returned.  Any replacement charges for items that are not returned will be applied to the student's school bill.