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FAQs for Online & Distance Students: Library Services

This guide contains FAQs for students in Simmons' Online programs, as well as distance students.

Logging In to Library Resources

Use your username and password. Same as your Simmons GMail login. Not working? Click "Forgot Password." Still not working? Contact technology.

Note: Once you have graduated, you will not be able to access electronic resources remotely. You will need to come into the library.

Some databases may have separate logins. For EBSCO databases, you may create a personal profile if you wish. This is not mandatory to search, but it will allow you to save your preferences, articles, and search information.

Create an EBSCOhost account by following these steps. Use it for saving searches and results.

Borrowing From the Library



Media (DVDs, CDs)

Book chapters

Missing items owned by Simmons

Reserve items (exception: you are a distance student AND the item is not a textbook)


Checked-out items owned by Simmons


Microfilm (in certain circumstances we will borrow)

If you run into an eBook that you want to check out and the system says it's in use, check back later. Many eBooks have limited copies available.