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Distance Learning Library Services

All members of DBU’s distance learning community, off-campus and online, have access to the services of Vance Memorial Library at Dallas Baptist University. Our motto is “Equivalent Access – Superior Service.”

How to access the Library’s materials

Online Catalog

Find the items you need by searching the Library’s online catalog, WebVoyage. Tips for successful searching are listed at the bottom of the “Basic Search” screen.

Book Request

  • Request the items you want by completing the Distance Education Books, etc. Request Form. Be sure to provide complete and accurate information when completing the form.
  • Books and audiotapes will be mailed to you upon request. DBU pays for the postage to you, and we ask that you pay return postage. A return mailing label will be provided for your convenience. You can request the reduced book rate at the post office to save money on postage. If your return label is misplaced, please mail the items to:
    Circulation Desk, Vance Memorial Library
    Dallas Baptist University
    3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75211
  • Our Distance Learning patrons who check out books and audiotapes in this matter are subject to the same circulation policies, privileges, and responsibilities as our regular patrons.

Article Request

If you need an article from a magazine or journal owned by the Library, complete the
Distance Education Article Request form
. We will photocopy the article, and mail or fax it to you, depending on your preference. To make sure you get the information you’ve requested, be sure to fill out the form accurately and completely. The Library does not lend periodical issues.

Visit Us

You are always welcome to use the Library when you come on campus. In order to check out materials, you must have a current DBU ID card, which can be obtained in the Computer Lab on the second floor of our building. Our hours are:

M-F 6:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays
Closed MW, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for chapel

How to access other information resources

Online Databases

The DBU Vance Memorial Library provides its users with a large variety of online databases. These provide access to thousands of articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and other information sources. Many offer the full text of the article for you to read online or print from your computer. Login instructions can be found at the bottom of the online databases home page. If you need assistance in using the databases, contact the Director of Distance Learning Library Services at 214-333-5225 or 1-800-483-7048.

Interlibrary Loan

If your search leads you to an article or book not owned by DBU’s library, you can request it through Interlibrary loan.

TexShare

If you live in Texas, you may be able to find the items you need at a library near you by using your TexShare card. You can apply for a card online, and use it to borrow books from most Texas college and university libraries – even some public libraries. For a list of participating libraries, visit the TexShare web site.

Other Libraries

If you live out of state, we have provided a partial list of libraries that may located near you. If you need help in locating a public or university library near you, please contact us for assistance.

Contact Us

Assistance for research and other reference questions is available via fax, email, phone, or mail.

  • Telephone reference: 214-333-5221
    M-Th 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    F-Sat 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-mail: lib_ref@dbu.edu
  • Fax: 214-333-5323
  • Mail: Reference desk, Vance Memorial Library
    Dallas Baptist University
    3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75221

Faculty and students in DBU’s distance learning community are invited to contact the Director of Distance Learning Library Services with questions, comments, or requests:

Debbi Richard
214-333-5225
1-800-483-7048
debbi@dbu.edu

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