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Distance Library Services - Idaho State University

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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.

Local Library Resources

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.

Off-Campus Access

Obtaining Library Materials

  • 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.
  • 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

    Form: Submitting Interlibrary Loan Requests to the Idaho State University Library

    Interlibrary Loan Fees

  • Items You Keep
    Copies of journal articles or book chapters
  • 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.

Other Services from the ISU Library in Pocatello

Helpful ISU Links

Course Schedule
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
Moodle Login

Library Staff Contacts

Circulation Contact
Brad Nelson
Library Assistant III
(208) 282-3225
Email: nelsbrad@isu.edu
Idaho Falls Contact
Catherine Gray
Coordinator of Library Services, Library - Idaho Falls
(208) 282-7906
Email: graycath@isu.edu
Health Sciences Contact
Karl Bridges
Dean/University Librarian 
(208) 282-4131
Email: bridkarl@isu.edu

Meridian Contact
Molly Montgomery
Library - Meridian
Asst. Professor
Health Sciences Librarian
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 373-1817
Article or Book Chapter or
Interlibrary Loan Books to Boise or Idaho Falls

Teresa Warren
Library Assistant III
(208) 282-3127

Distance Library Services Coordinator
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
Room 171
(208) 282-2581


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209