Library Resources and Services for Distance and Global Students

Library Resources and Services for Distance and Global Students

The mission of the Carey S. Thomas Library is to make learning materials available to all students, no matter whether they are taking courses on-campus or off-campus.

The Carey S. Thomas Library of Denver Seminary provides applicable resources and services for Denver Seminary students designated as Distance or Global students. (Distance Students are defined as those students enrolled ONLY in Denver Seminary online classes  Global Students are defined as those students enrolled in Fully Online Programs.) Delivery of library materials to these students may take the form of: (1) E-mail, where journal articles, chapters, or essays are scanned and e-mailed to students; (2) EBooks, which are downloaded directly by the students: (3) Library Electronic Reserves on Moodle.

Resources and Services

Library Card Application

Library accounts are available free of charge for all Denver Seminary students. Distance/Global students should complete the application form and choose the CST Library - Denver location.  After submitting the online application, please send an   to the library indicating your application has been completed. Please include your student ID, your contact information, and a headshot photo of yourself.


All Denver Seminary are eligible to borrow any EBooks available through Denver Seminary and the Carey S. Thomas Library. Generally, EBooks are available for a 7 day checkout.

Denver Seminary Library Materials 

Distance/Global Students may borrow up to 26 books from the libraries (Denver campus or branch campuses) for up to six weeks at a time. In some cases, these may include 2 items from the reserve collection, based on the rules in place at each library. Students are personally responsible for obtaining and returning any borrowed materials to the library in a timely manner.

Interlibrary Loan

Distance/Global Students may utilize Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services offered by the Carey S. Thomas Library. Distance/Global students should access the ILL web page and fill out ILL form for journal article requests, making sure to choose “Distance Student” in the affiliation field of the form.  Distance/Global students are encouraged to use their local library's ILL service to borrow books. 

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Denver Seminary Library participates in the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Participating libraries agree to grant check-out privileges to each other’s patrons.

  • Find: A participating library at
  • Show: Proof of current enrollment as required by the participating library
  • Check-Out: Lending periods are determined by each participating library
  • Remember! You are responsible for adhering to local library policy and returning the materials in a timely fashion.

Online databases

All students are eligible to access any electronic database available through Denver Seminary and Carey S. Thomas Library.  Remote access to electronic databases will be provided to all registered students through the use of the Remote Access usernames and passwords.

Reference Assistance

Need to contact a reference librarian? Call 303-762-6961 or send an email to  .


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