Answered By: Hugh Rendle
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2020     Views: 128

Normally, if you are taking a Tyndale online course and NOT taking any courses on campus AND live over 100 km. away you qualify for Library Services for Distance Students. Please see further information below.


Library Services for Distance Students

Who is eligible?

  • Students who are currently enrolled in a Tyndale University course  or at a Tyndale Distance Education site and reside in Canada and the USA.
  • Students who reside 100 km, or more from Tyndale University.

Who is not eligible?

  • Students who are attending classes on the main campus are not eligible to use these library services even if the above criteria apply.

Services provided

Access to a Librarian

  • Research assistance is available from the Public Services Librarian, Enter a request in LibAnswers or Email:


  • Delivery of books and other circulating materials from both the J. William Horsey Library collection.
  • Library books will be mailed to the patron via Canada Post. Postage for books and return postage will be paid for by the Library for patrons in Canada. Patrons in the United States will pay their own return postage.
  • Maximum of 5 books per subject, and a total of 25 items may be signed out at any given time.
  • Loan period will be for 3 weeks
  • Materials may be renewed twice as long as they have not been requested by another borrower.
  • Course texts and materials on the reserve shelf are not available under this arrangement.


  • Journal or magazine articles from the Library’s print Collection may be requested.
  • Articles found online through the various online databases to which the Library subscribes to will not be supplied.


Inter-library Loan Requests

  • Request books and articles that are not a part of the Tyndale Libraries’ Collection by using the Inter-Library Loan Online Request Form.
  • Distance Education Students should expect to wait at least three weeks for Inter-Library Loans to arrive.


  • There will be a charge of $5.00 per book requested.
  • Article requests will be copied at a charge of 10 cents per page or articles from reference books within Copyright guidelines.
  • There is a $2.00 charge for each article obtained through interlibrary loan service.
  • An invoice will be included with shipment of materials, payment is required to be paid with the return of materials.

Borrowing Regulations

  • Library materials may be borrowed for a three weeks.
  • Loan period for some materials may be shorter.
  • The due date for all materials shipped is printed on a due date slip.
  • Materials may be renewed twice if there is no outstanding holds on the item.
  • Materials will not be sent to any student with outstanding charges on their library account.
  • Overdue notices are sent to your email account. The status of loans are reflected in each patron’s borrower's account in WorldCat, and should be checked regularly.