Distance learning support service

University Library Services offer a dedicated distance learning support service for students.

You can use this service if you are:

  • enrolled on an independent distance learning programme (click here to see a list of programmes).
  • a student studying at a partner college outside of the North East of England.
  • enrolled on a work-based learning or apprenticeship programme.

Sunderland Online Student are not eligible to use the Library's Distance Learning Service. If you are a Sunderland Online student your Library resources and support are delivered online and you are expected to use e-resources exclusively. Visit our Sunderland Online web page for library support.

What is the distance learning support service?

As a University of Sunderland student, you have full-text access to University Library e-resources, you can request interlibrary loans, and you can find help and support from all library staff. The service also includes:

Off campus library induction

Subject support

Library webinars

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Help to find print only resources


Help to find e-resources

Library catalogue search

Postal book loans in the UK


Request a Campus Card

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Study skills guides & support


Visiting other Libraries

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Off campus one-to-one support with librarian

Group study

Distance learning blog



Page reviewed: December 2021