Distance Library Services - Idaho State University
Distance Library services are intended for currently enrolled distance Idaho State University students, faculty, and staff who do not attend classes or work on the Pocatello Campus of ISU. These cities are considered local: Aberdeen, American Falls, Blackfoot, Chubbuck, Fort Hall, Inkom, Lava Hot Springs, McCammon, Moreland, Pingree, Pocatello, Rockford, Rockland, Springfield, and Sterling.
In the past the Oboler Library focused its distance Library services toward the University centers in Meridian, Coeur d'Alene, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Twin Falls. Since an increasing number of courses are moving to online with students located everywhere, library delivery must be focused directly to a student not a center. Book delivery to the ISU centers in Idaho Falls and Meridian continues to be provided at no charge. In addition, delivery to the University Library Center in Idaho Falls is usually faster than mail delivery because items are couriered daily (Monday - Friday); it also has a fully functional library.
There may be public or academic libraries in your local area that have research materials that could be of value to you in your educational endeavors. If this is the case, please check their holdings and use what is available there first.
- Items You Borrow and Return
Materials such as books, theses, dissertations, musical scores, government documents, videos, or CD/DVDs that must be returned to the lending library.
- Items You Keep
Copies of journal articles or book chapters
How to Get an Oboler Library Book or other material type listed above
How to Get Any Other Book - Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Distance Users
How to get copy of an Article or Book Chapter
The same form is used for both local and distance users. Use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form and follow the instructions. Login and choose Copy of an Article or Copy of a Book Chapter form using the drop-down menu.
Articles are posted to the Web as a PDF file. An email will be sent to your @isu.edu email account with a case-sensitive PIN number to access the article. Access to each document is available for 14 days or for 5 views, whichever occurs first. After that, the document is automatically deleted from the Library's server and you will no longer be able to access it through Web delivery.
If you have problems, contact the Library immediately using the Report a Problem with ILL/Document Delivery Requests form.
If you do not view, save, or print the document during the 14-day window, you will need to request the article again for a $2.00 charge.
- Idaho Health Sciences Library
Oboler Library Health Science Reference
Regular phone: (208) 282-4686
Fax (208) 282-4295
Tutorials, searching guides, etc. for health databases on the Idaho Health Science Library (IHSL) pages, see the Idaho Health Sciences Library (IHSL) wiki. Search for a specific database, and then find the links listed under "More Information".
PubMed Medical Articles Delivery System
Learn how to use the Health Science Loansome Doc Article Service
- Oboler Library General Reference Assistance
Reference phone: (208) 282-3152
- Use the email form Ask a Librarian
Current Undergraduate Catalog
Previous Undergraduate Catalog
Current Graduate Catalog
Educational Technology Services
Faculty Guide for Video Classroom Network
Faculty, Students, and Staff Directory
Graduate Studies at ISU
List of College Departments
Library Staff Contacts
Library Assistant III
Idaho Falls Contact
Coordinator of Library Services, Library - Idaho Falls
Health Sciences Contact
Library - Meridian
Health Sciences Librarian
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
Article or Book Chapter or
Interlibrary Loan Books to Boise or Idaho Falls
Library Assistant III
Distance Library Services Coordinator
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager