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Library Services for Students at a Distance: Welcome

Information on using library resources for those students taking online courses or at a distance from EMU Harrisonburg

Hartzler Library

Welcome to the Sadie A. Hartzler Library!

Hartzler Library

As distance students you may never actually be on campus, but you can access many of the library's resources through the library website.

We hope this guide helps you with library resources and services. 

If you have questions, please contact us using the "Need Help?" tab above.

Who are EMU's Distance Students?

Students not in Harrisonburg taking online classes or hybrid classes as well as students in our remote sites in Lancaster, PA, Winchester, VA or Washington DC are considered distance students.  

Off-Campus Access

Most resources are available from off-campus.

  • You will need your Royal username and password to access resources from off-campus

  • Choose the database you wish to search
  • When prompted, login with your Royal username and password
  • If you have trouble accessing library resources, please contact the library. See the "Need Help?" tab. 
  • If you have questions about your Royal username and password, contact Information Systems Help Desk at 540-432-4357 or