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Distance Education Students

Links to resources and services for students learning at a distance.

 Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian is an electronic service that provides instant answers to many your questions. It is one of several ways to contact the ASCC Libraries. 

1. Call Us Gilbertown 251 843 5265   Monroeville 251 575 8207   Thomasville 334 637 3146

 2. Email Us

 Gilbertown campus: Debbie Jimerson

 Monroeville campus: La Shannon Hollinger or Mittie Pearson

 Thomasville campus: Deborah Rankins or Patsy Bennett


We will provide prompt answers to your questions!


Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials selected by faculty for use in a specific course. Need help accessing course reserves? Please Ask a Librarian.

Intralibrary Loan

Intralibrary loan, or "is a service that enables you to access books on other campuses. Distance Ed students can also use Ask A Librarian to request that books held by ASCC Libraries be sent to them by mail. Make sure to specify that you are a Distance Ed student.

Library Account

Contact the librarian through Ask A Librarian to create an account

To access your library account in OPAC:

1. Click My items

2. Type in your Student ID number for the barcode

and the last four numbers of your Student ID for your Patron PIN.

If you cannot log-in please contact your campus librarian.


Online Public Access Catalog is an online database of materials held at the Alabama Southern Library system. You can search our library catalog to locate books, periodicals, audio/visual materials or other items. 

Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

Alabama Southern Community College  Libraries Website

Find information about library services, manage your library, account, and access library resources. Use the site search to quickly find the information you need.