Skip to Main Content

Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find an FAQ on this page:

Using the Library from Off-Campus

The library subscribes to many resources that are available electronically, but you must log in to see them from off campus.

Two options for Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  1. If you are off campus, links to library resources from the library's website will prompt you to log in. To get started right now, this link will prompt you to log in and then take you to the library's main page.
  2. Install Carleton's VPN. Once installed, if you log into the VPN (virtual private network) all library resources should work as if you were on campus.

Requesting Articles and Book Chapters

Carleton students, faculty, and staff off campus may request journal articles and book chapters through their Interlibrary Loan account and we will attempt to deliver them electronically. Those permitted to come to campus may request physical items through their Interlibrary Loan account.

Students who are on campus but in isolation/quarantine should contact Kari Scheurer ( in the Deans' Office if they need to check out library materials. Kari will set up a proxy to check-out materials for those students.

Due Dates for Checked Out Materials

Accessing Special Collections and Archives

Carleton Special Collections and Archives staff are available to assist with the use of our collections. Visits to Special Collections and Archives are by appointment only. Please contact for more information regarding access to archival resources, and for more information regarding access to Carleton's special collections. 

Contact Us