Monday, July 14, 2008

Gas Prices Cause Rise in Online Courses

We're all suffering from the high cost of gas. With prices hovering around the $4.00 mark, it's no wonder students are looking for relief.

Check out this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education:
$4-a-Gallon Gas Drives More Students to Online Courses

Here at Tarleton, if you are enrolled in off-campus courses you might want to check out the library’s Distance Services

The library has a courier service available to deliver materials between the Stephenville, Killeen, Waco, Fort Worth, and Weatherford campuses each Tuesday and Thursday.

If you do not live, work, or attend classes near any of the listed courier delivery locations, you may be eligible for Home/Office delivery of library materials. You will need to register with the library at Users are required to register each semester with the library as a Distance Learner to continue home/office delivery service.

Requests for materials can be placed through your ILLiad account Depending on your location, items will be sent via the campus courier or mailed directly to your home/office. Most article requests are sent electronically as PDF documents when possible.

If you receive home/office delivery, you will be responsible for mailing borrowed materials like books, videos, etc. back to the Dick Smith Library. A “Postage Paid” label will be provided.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Don't forget that a lot of materials are in our online databases - available from your home or office 24 hours a day!