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Distance Learning Services at Preston Library: Home

This guide lists the available Distance Learning Services resources with Preston Library.


Please use this guide to access Preston Library's Distance Learning Services related to our current operations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including updates to operations, access to distance learning services, and other helpful resources. 
Preston Library is now open to VMI Faculty, Staff and Cadets.
For questions or concerns, please contact us at:

For Cadets: For Faculty:

Research & Consultation opportunities:

Instruction opportunities:

Interlibrary loan service has resumed and patrons may now request both electronic format and physical items, such as books.


  • Requested books will be placed in quarantine for a few days upon arrival, so expect minor delays in the receipt of items.
  • Interlibrary loan items may be returned to the book truck marked for returned library items located in the lobby of the Library.

Preston Library offers subscriptions to the following streaming services:

We also offer ebook resources:

Search for scholarly articles, journals, books, and more:

Course Reserves for Faculty & Cadets

View all digital course reserves or submit a course reserves request.

Interlibrary Loan Guide

How to place an Interlibrary Loan.

VMI Canvas Options for Distance Learning

Faculty: Quick guide to editing your Canvas courses.

Research Guides

Research guides for courses and subjects at VMI.

Databases A-Z

Access Preston Library's full list of online research databases.

VMI Digital Archives

Access digitized VMI Archives materials.

Off-Post Database Access

How to access Preston Library's databases off-Post & how to link to them in your Canvas courses.

Library Hours of Operation

Status: Open to VMI Faculty, Staff & Cadets 

Click here to visit the official VMI webpage for Coronavirus updates.