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Social Work Research Guide: Services for Distance Programs

library resources specifically for social work students

Services for Distance Program Students

Interlibrary loan:
Additional interlibrary loan services are available for students enrolled in distance programs.

  • Request a book Many books in the library's catalog may be mailed to you. Connect to the catalog to see which books the library owns.
    • To request a book, click on the Interlibrary Loan link on the library's website and select "book". In the "Special Instructions" field, indicate that you are a distance education student and provide your mailing address. You will be asked to provide the barcode number on your LLU ID card. Return all books by the due date given.
    • Books must be returned via insured mail to the following address:

Interlibrary Loan, 
Del E. Webb Memorial Library
11072 Anderson St.Loma Linda, CA 92350-0001

  • Request an article If the library owns the article, the fee is $.10 per page. If the library does not own the article the fee is typically $11.00 +tax. Some articles not owned by the library may be available for $.10 per page. Fees incurred can be charged to your student account.
    • To request an article, click on the interlibrary loan link on the library's website and select "article." In the "special instructions" field, indicate that you are an off-campus student and provide your mailing address. You will be asked to provide the barcode number on your LLU ID card.

Search assistance:
Reference librarians are available for literature searches.

  • Click on the "Library services" button from the library's website. Select the "Services" pull down menu tab from the top of the screen, and click the "Literature Search" option, complete the form and submit the request. A librarian will search your topic, find related references and email back the results.(Please allow at least one office day for results delivery)

Reference support:

A reference librarian is available for questions using the toll-free number listed below.

The desk is staffed hours listed (PST) Pacific Time

Monday through Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Reference support during the summer and holidays vary. If you call during a time the reference desk is closed, leave a message on the answering machine. Reference questions may also be submitted by email to the address listed below.

How to contact the library

  • Mail: Del E. Webb Memorial Library, 11072 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92350-0001
  • Phone: 1 (800) 422-4558, select library from the menu, or (909) 558-4300
  • Fax: 1 (909) 558-4188
  • Email: for a reference librarian; for the interlibrary loan office

Link+ Book Service

If you live in California or Arizona, you can use the LINK+ book service to electronically request an book not available at LLU and have it delivered to a participating library near you for checkout through the "Pick-up Elsewhere" service (normal pickup is at the home library). 

Click here to see a list of participating pick-up elsewhere libraries: you don't live near one of these libraries, a Link+ book can only be picked up at the LLU library. 

LINK+ may be accessed directly at or while using the LLU Library catalog.  Books may be borrowed if they are listed as "available" in the union catalog.  An item may arrive at the requestor's library in 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days.  The loan period is 21 days with one 14-day renewal.  There is no charge to request or borrow LINK+ materials.