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Distance Services

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Overview

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, Idaho Falls, 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

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

Fees

How to Get Any Other Book - Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Distance Users

Interlibrary Loan Fees

Copies of journal articles or book chapters you may keep.

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.

An email will be sent to your @isu.edu email account with a link to login to your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Account. Under "Electronically Received Articles", click the "View" button next the the item you wish to retrieve. Download/Save or print your item. Items are available for 5 views or 30 days, whichever comes first. After this time, items are deleted from the server and no longer available.f you delete your item before this time period, contact the ILL office to reset your item. 

Other Services from the ISU Library in Pocatello

  • PubMed Medical Articles Delivery System

  • Oboler Library General Reference Assistance

  • Reference phone: (208) 282-3152

  • Use the email form Ask a Librarian

 

Library Staff Contacts

Pocatello 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
Meridian Contact
Kristen Whitman
Assistant Professor  
(208) 282-4686/3094 
Email: whitkri5@isu.edu
 
 
Distance Library Services Coordinator 
Jenny Lynne Semenza 
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager 
Room 171 
(208) 282-2581 
semejenn@isu.edu
Interlibrary Loan 
Teresa Warren
Library Assistant III
(208) 282-3127
warrmary@isu.edu