Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus

The resources of the University of Idaho Library are available for students, faculty, and staff everywhere–whether you are studying in the Library building, working at a statewide Center, or traveling the world! The sections below list a variety of ways you can access library resources online from anywhere.

Get Help Online!

Need help finding articles, starting your research, or have other library questions? We are online ready to answer your questions from anywhere.

Visit the Reference Services Help page to connect with U of I librarians via chat, text, or email. Just ask us!

Research Guides 

Trying to make sense of library resources can be confusing.  To help, we’ve created hundreds of research guides that are tailored to U of I classes and subjects.

Our Off-Campus Access guide provides detailed information about how to find and access resources.

Online Resources 

The library has tons of materials you can access online. Check our library catalog for e-books, articles, and more, or browse our databases for scholarly and scientific articles.

To use the library off-campus, you’ll need to log in to our catalog or databases with your U of I Net ID account, the same credentials you use to access email and Canvas/BBLearn. 

Stuck? Ask us for help or see if your question is answered in the Off-Campus Access guide.

Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Digitization Requests

Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) office can help you get electronic access to materials the library doesn’t own or digitize physical materials from our print collections.

Don’t hesitate to contact with any questions!

Curbside Delivery

Patrons can request locally-owned physical items from the U of I Library and pick them up curbside.

To request an item, navigate to the library’s online catalog and search for a title. Then use the “request” link to place your “Curbside Pick Up”. You’ll receive an email when your item is ready, with a link to reserve a pick up time slot during open hours, Monday to Friday.

Please note that it may take two or more business days from the time you place your request to receive your items! Contact us at with questions.

Special Collections & Archives

Many of the unique materials held by Special Collections & Archives are discoverable via our digital collections. The rest of our holdings can be searched via Archives West finding aids or the Special Collections website. For assistance with finding and accessing this material, please contact our Special Collections staff via email