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Remote Online Library Support: Finding Libraries Near You

This guide will support you while you are working remotely and will direct you to Library resources and support.

Find What You Need Wherever You Are!

Don't let being out of reach of the LBB Library put you at a disadvantage.

While the library has extensive electronic resources, and open-source databases are making it easier for anyone to find full-text articles available with the click of a button, sometimes you may need access to a physical resource.

The links here are meant to help distance/remote students find resources where and when they need them. Many of the libraries are federally-funded and open to researchers, but inquire with specific institutions regarding their access policies.

Consortium Card

VIVA levels the academic playing field: Through VIVA, students and faculty at institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth have access to digital and print journals, books, reference sources, and databases that are essential for educational success and research enterprise. Whether you are at a community college or a large public university, a small liberal arts college or an elite private university, the same VIVA is available to you.

If there is another college library closer than the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, the Tidewater Consortium Card might work for you. 

Any faculty, staff or student from NSU, have library privileges at other academic institutions that participate in the Virginia Tidewater Consortium

If you wish to check out materials at another academic library in the Tidewater area or the state of Virginia, bring a picture ID to the LBB Circulation Desk to apply for a Consortium Card.  You'll need to apply once each semester to verify that you're a current NSU student.

Did You Know?

State funded universities are open to the public, as are many private institutions.

If you are a distance education student but live near another university, you may be granted access to library resources. Inquire with each specific institution about their policies regarding local patron services.

Cooperative Borrowing Program

The Cooperative Borrowing Program allows students, faculty, and staff at VIVA institutions to request to borrow materials on-site from any participating library. The following is a list of VIVA Member institutions and their status in this program. Click on the institution's name to view links to its student and faculty directories so that current status can be verified. Participating institutions may lend to borrowers from non-participating institutions at their discretion.   Cooperative Borrowing Program