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Distance Learners

Delivery of Articles and Books

Distance students request library materials through the Document Delivery department using the online interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. Items are sent electronically or mailed to your designated address via FedEx. When creating the ILLiad account, distance students should select "TTU Distance Patron (Faculty, Staff, and Students)" as their status and give the street address they want to use as their delivery address. Contact the Document Delivery office at (806) 742-2239 or


Electronic Resources

Distance students can access databases and electronic journals from off-campus. Off-campus users are prompted to login using their eRaider username and password. Visit the Off-campus Access Help page for troubleshooting.

Search the Library Catalog to find materials that you want to borrow from the TTU Libraries. 


TexShare Card

Distance students may be able to borrow materials from local libraries through the TexShare Card Program. For more information, please visit the TexShare website, or contact the service desk at (806) 742-2265 or


Research Assistance

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Find recommended resources from a subject specialist on the Personal Librarian page.


Handy Phone Numbers
Department Phone Number
Library Service Desk
(806) 742-2265
Document Delivery - Interlibrary Loan
(806) 742-2239
eRaider Help (Campus IT)
(806) 742-4357


For additional information, contact Kimberly Vardeman at