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Student Resources

Access from Off Campus

When doing research off-campus, be sure to start from the Wesleyan Library home page to get access to materials with your Wesleyan credentials. Going directly to a database in your browser will only work when on campus.

You can also install the Lean Library browser extension, which helps connect you to Wesleyan subscription content without having to go through the library website. To see how it works, here is a brief video demo.


Study Abroad

Many library materials and services are available to you during your study abroad.  Here are some suggestions for using our library from anywhere in the world.

Getting Items from Other Libraries

We can send you articles available through other libraries. These will be delivered electronically to your InterLibrary Loan account as PDFs.

Borrowing Physical Materials

We strongly advise against taking library books when you travel abroad. There is a replacement fee consisting of the cost of the lost book in addition to a $35.00 processing fee for each item you lose.

Research Assistance

We will be happy to work with you to meet your library research needs, wherever you are. See our research page for a variety of ways to contact us.

Thesis writers, please note: if you plan to write a thesis that will be based on publications you find while you are abroad, please bear in mind that it is often difficult for the Interlibrary Loan Department to gain timely access to unpublished or non-English materials, or foreign government publications.