Distance Education Students

Library service to UW-Platteville distance education students is parallel to the services provided to those students on campus.

About the Library


Remote access to online library resources is provided to active University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff through a proxy server. Upon linking to one of our subscription resources, you will automatically be prompted to log onto the proxy server. To see an example Login Screen, go to Guide for Off-Campus Users.


Government Publications

The Karrmann Library is a selective Federal Depository Library receiving approximately 10 percent of the U.S. Government publications distributed to depository libraries. The Library is a Wisconsin State Document Regional Depository. The department provides electronic access to government publications via the Internet.

Interlibrary Loan

If the journal article you need is not available in full text, UW-Platteville distance education students may request journal articles to be sent or e-mailed directly to their homes. It is now possible for you to use the electronic request forms via the Interlibrary Loan's ILLiad software. You must first obtain your 16 digit pioneer passport number in order to login. Please contact distedsupport@uwplatt.edu at 800.362.5460 for this number.

This service may take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the availability of the article and location of the holding library. Journal articles are photocopied and mailed (or scanned and e-mailed). They are yours to keep.


Articles and Databases

UW-Platteville distance education students have access to over 100 databases that the Karrmann Library subscribes to. Due to certain licensing agreements, a few databases have restricted their access to the local campus or library proper.

Read the FAQs about our Find It! service.

For Distance Education account and password information please e-mail distedsupport@uwplatt.edu or call 800.362.5460.

Search@UW - Books and Other Materials

UW-Platteville distance education students may request books from our collection. The books will be mailed to you at no charge.  Please be aware that regular loan periods are in effect and that you are responsible for the cost of returning books to UW-Platteville's Karrmann Library.

If the Karrmann Library does not own a book that you need, please check with your local library about requesting it through their Interlibrary Loan service. Working with your local library may result in faster and more direct service.

Resources by Subject

Electronic resources have been grouped together by subject or academic discipline. Specific databases may be accessed from these subject areas.

Ask A Librarian

For assistance in finding relevant books, articles and other types of information, please contact a reference librarian. Call toll free: 1.888.450.4632 or Use the Ask A Librarian web form to send an e-mail.

Copyright - Library web page with links to more information about copyright issues.

Service to non-UW-Platteville Distance Education Students

If you are enrolled at an institution other than UW-Platteville, you are encouraged to contact your institution's library first to find out what services and resources are available to you. It is the Karrmann Library's mission to select and build collections supporting the curriculum and research interests at UW-Platteville. We may not necessarily have access to the kinds of materials you need for courses taken at other institutions.

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