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SFC Services

Distance Learners

Off campus users

The St. Francis College library provides access to resources and services for all students enrolled in online or distance learning courses and the faculty who teach them. This includes access to electronic resources, research databases, streaming video databases, interlibrary loan, reference services and subject research guides.

This page offers a summary of the resources available and how to access them.

Reference Services


Virtual reference services are available to all off-campus users of the library. Librarians can be consulted for research assistance via telephone, e-mail, text, and online chat. Please visit our Ask A Librarian web page for more information on these services.

Electronic Resources

Off-campus library users have 24-hour access to all of the libraries electronic resources. You will need your SFC log in information in order to access them off-campus.

You can find electronic resources using our all-in-one search on the library homepage. Or you can skip straight to our ebook catalog and databases to search for just electronic resources.



Library eBooks can be found through searching our eBook catalog.

If you need help accessing or downloading an eBook, please visit our helpful eBook guide.



The library has a wide range of online databases available for all library users. These databases cover a range of content including scholarly journals and articles, newspapers, encyclopedias, and streaming video and audio services.


Need help getting started on research? Check out the library's guide to basic library research.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you're looking for using the library's resources? Don't give up!


For articles you can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. This is a free service we offer to provide access the article from another library on your behalf. The article will then be emailed directly to you.

Looking for books? Use WorldCat's Library Finder to locate libraries close to where you are. Many public libraries also offer Interlibrary Loan services for patrons.

Online Library Guides

online course

Looking for more information about a particular subject or resources for your class?

We have online Library Guides for a range of subjects and courses. Find recommended reading lists, online resources, and helpful tips for using databases and finding resources for your assignments.

Helpful Tips

Still have a question about how to use the library?

Visit our helpful FAQ guide or contact a librarian for more support.