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for distance students

Am I a distance learner?

You are a distance learner if you are taking courses via one of the following ways:

A. Completely online

B. Hybrid program (with some face-to-face)

C. Stallite traditional (for ex. at Shady Grove)

D. SU resident students

List of SU's Online classes

View a list of SU Online & Hybrid Courses.


Welcome to the guide created for our distance education patrons


Blackwell Library is committed to providing a full range of library resources and equitable services to SU patrons who do not always visit our campus and are primarily designated as distance students or faculty.

Often distance students feel disconnected from the main campus. We would like to assure you that help is just a phone call or a click away!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

In this guide you will find useful information pertaining to distance library services. As the Distance Library Services Coordinator, I am your main contact person for all things libraries. If I cannot answer your question, I'll put you in touch with someone who can, including a liaison in your subject area. If you call the Research Help Desk or the Circulation Desk, they might be able to help with your questions as well.





Research Help Desk

Get help with your information and research needs in the virtual environment from faculty librarians. Get help via:

  • telephone at 1-888-543-0148 (ask for the Blackwell Library Research Help Desk) or 410-548-5988,
  • by e-mail 
  • online chat locally when the library staff is available or chat 24/7 via Maryland AskUsNow!.

Accessing the library remotely

You can now access the library databases by using your SU username and password -- the same one that you use for email and MyClasses.

SU Login screen

You NO longer need your 14 digit barcode number on your gullcard!

Here's an FAQ about the new Single Sign On procedure.


Mou Chakraborty


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