Distance Education Library Service (Fredericton)

Students who live outside the Fredericton or Saint John community AND are enrolled in one or more courses that do not require on-campus attendance are welcome to register for Distance Education Library Services.

Home Delivery

As a registered UNB /STU Distance Education student, you have full access from home to the wide range of print and electronic collections through UNB Libraries. To access online materials from off-campus locations you will need your UNB / STU email address (which acts are your login) and password.

Don't know or forgot your password? UNB students can activate their account or reset their password by going to MyUNB. STU students can find information in the New Student Technology Guide.

Don't have a student card? Student cards include a barcode which is used in registering for Distance Education Library Services (see below). UNB students can request one online through My e-Services (Personal tab -> Part-time student photo id request form). STU students should call 506-452-0530.

Most registered Distance Education students living in Canada are eligible for delivery of books from the UNB collection to your home address free of charge. Journal articles are typically delivered online.

Print materials are sent out by regular mail / courier service, with return postage provided by the library. You are responsible for returning materials on time.

If you live near another Canadian university, you can likely borrow their books with a CURBA card.

Borrowing Books

To request delivery of a UNB Library book follow these steps:

  1. Find your UNB / STU barcode.
  2. Register for UNB Libraries Distance Learning Services (you only need to do this once during your time at UNB).
  3. Find the item you want in UNB WorldCat to confirm it is in the UNB Libraries collection.
  4. Submit a Document Delivery Request.
  5. Fill in basic bibliographic information: Author / Title / Edition (if necessary) / Publisher / Date of Publication. Verify that the Delivery Method is "Mail" and that the address is correct (edit if necessary).
  6. The item will then be sent to you.

Your loan period for UNB books is 2 weeks (undergraduate) or a term (graduate). Borrowed materials are subject to recall by another borrower.

You can renew library materials except for items recalled by another borrower or overdue material.

Requesting Journal Articles

Where electronic access is unavailable you can submit a Document Delivery request in order to have the article delivered by via email (view a tutorial on Document Delivery at UNB).

Ask Us for Help

Phone Distance Education Services:
506-458-7741 or 1-888-393-8222
or Email Marc Bragdon, Distance Education Librarian:

Registering for Distance Education Library Services

Personal Information

 Please fill in all fields below.
 It can take a few working days to process your request. Once you have been registered, you will be notified by email.

Course Information