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Distance Library Services Guide: Home

A one-stop guide to library services and resources for distance & online education students

Distance Education Services at the Tyndale Libraries



Welcome to the Tyndale Libraries' Distance & Online Education
Library Services Research Guide


As a distance education student you have access to the same library services and privileges as on-campus students. Those library services and privileges include the following:

  • Access to the print and electronic resources available through the library
  • Access to a professional librarian for research assistance via chat, text, phone or in-person
  • Access to online, research guides, and tutorials

The purpose of this research guide is to show you how to access those library services from home. 

Services Available to Distance Education students only:

  • Document delivery. We can deliver books and articles to you that are not available electronically.

Who is eligible for the Distance Education students:

  • Students enrolled in an online or distance education course for a credit at Tyndale and who reside in Canada or the USA.

To request library material, use our Distance Education Request Form.

Please note: you will not be eligible for the distance education library services if you reside outside of Canada and the U.S.A.

For more questions, please contact the Public Services Librarian at

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

J. William Horsey Library - ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Policy

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Tyndale Library is unable to lend materials under this program until further notice.

The J. William Horsey Library of Tyndale University College & Seminary has joined the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. The program connects member schools to serve and loan library materials out to distance and visiting graduate students and faculty.

Tyndale graduate students and faculty in good standing are granted borrowing privileges at other member libraries that participate in the Program.. They are required to show prove of current enrollment or employment at Tyndale.The library will supply a letter of introduction and/or a verification form stating that you are in good standing with the J. William Horsey Library of Tyndale University. Please ask for details or if you have any questions about this Program.

A list of reciprocal participating libraries is provided in the link below. Note: During COVID-19 pandemic all libraries may not be able to participate.

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Tyndale Library is unable to lend materials under this program until further notice.


• A patron from a participating library may walk in and request borrowing privileges from another participating library.

• Participating libraries refer to the official list of participants posted by ATLA on the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program website to determine if the patron is eligible for service.

• Patrons will meet the lending requirements of the library they wish to use.

• Local lending practices will be followed for user privileges. Borrowers will be subject to the rules of the lending library.

• Lending libraries may contact the patron’s home library to verify that the patron is in good standing there.


• Be a patron in good standing at a participating library.

• Be prepared to show proof of current enrollment at a participating library.

• Be informed about and abide by the rules and policies of the libraries they use.

• Return materials in a timely fashion according to the rules of the lending library.

• Assume responsibility for all materials borrowed, including but not limited to payment for lost/damaged materials and overdue fines