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Distance Learning Services

Using the Library as a Distance Learner

The library has a rich collection of online information resources to support your academic research, including thousands of e-journals and hundreds of article databases. All library resources and services are available to distance learners. 

Getting Help as a Distance Learner

Finding and using information can be challenging and all library users have questions about making the most of online search tools or finding the right book or article for an assignment. Librarians are here to answer any questions you may have. Here are some of the ways you can get help at the library:

Email us at

Call us at (704) 461-6737.

Chat with us in the Chat Tab below.

Schedule a meeting with a librarian.

Finding & Using Library Materials

Use our library catalog, Alexandria, to look up print materials. Use the Remote Book Request Form to have print materials mailed directly to you at no charge.
Use Crusader OneSearch to look up online materials. Log in using your Belmont Abbey College username and password. Click here to view a list of all our online databases.


Interlibrary Loan

If you find a book or journal online that we don't have, we will borrow it from another library and get it to you. Just place an Interlibrary Loan Request and we will mail or email the material directly to you.

Reference Services

Reference Librarians are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone call during the library's opening hours. Book an appointment with a Reference Librarian using this form. You can also check out all of our reference services on our Library Research Guide.

Visit the Library

If you are in the area, we'd love for you to visit. We are located to the right of the Haid Theatre on Abbey Lane.