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Distance Learners

To help make the library's resources more accessible for distance learning and off-campus graduate students, the University Libraries provides the following services:


  • Off-Campus Delivery Request (Please see requirement)



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Mailing Items to Distance Education Library Patrons

  • Patron must be a current CUA student, faculty or staff in good standing with the library.
  • Patron must request items sent outside 100-mile radius of CUA campus
  • Patron must request item sent inside continental United States, no AK, HI or international destinations.
  • Limit 5 items per day
  • Patron may request items from the Washington Research Library Consortium. Be aware that these items may have shorter loan periods than CUA items.
  • Place request(s) using our Off-Campus Delivery Request.
  • Patron is responsible for return postage. Books are the patron’s responsibility until they are received at Mullen Library. The Library recommends using a mailing service that includes a tracking number.
  • Return address:

        Attn. Access Services
        123 Mullen Library
        620 Michigan Ave., NE
        Washington DC, 20064

For Distance Learning Patrons interested in an ILL request

  • As the items will reach the patron more quickly and the patron will be able to keep the items longer, it is advised that patrons request Interlibrary Loan (ILL) book loans through their local public library.
  • ILL article and chapter requests are usually delivered electronically. When submitting your ILL request, please include in the Notes field that you are a Distance Learning Patron.
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