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Library Access for Distance and Off-Campus Students

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Hunter Library resources and services are available to all students, on and off campus. Using the tabs or buttons above, you can find instructions on how to find books (books in print, ebooks, and audiobooks), how to find articles, and how to get help! If you do not have the ability to pick up requested items at WCU, UNCA, or ASU, we will mail them to you at no cost. See the instructions on the FIND: Books and the FIND: Articles pages for more information.

For those of you close to Biltmore Park, please visit the Hunter Library Resources at Biltmore Park page to learn about resources available to you.

Access at other libraries: 

Other public or academic libraries may be closer or more convenient for you to use. Any library in the University of North Carolina system will provide the following benefits to WCU students:

  • Checkout of books with a valid student identification card.
  • Access to NC Live databases.
  • Other services on a limited basis.

Persons employed full time in medical fields may also obtain library cards at any AHEC (Area Health Education Center) library. Senior year and graduate level WCU nursing students may use the MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) library in Asheville. 

Chat with a Librarian:

Have a question? Need help with something? Chat a librarian by clicking on the orange "Ask Us" in the right hand corner.

OR call (828) 227-7465 or toll-free: (866) 928-5424 during reference desk hours.