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Distance & Remote Services

Information and resources for distance students

Overview of Distance & Remote Services

As a student living at a distance from the library campus, you still have access to many different library resources.

Accessing Ebooks

Search for ebooks which you can access through your computer, tablet, or phone. 

  • In order to access these items you will need to provide your Trinity email and password or your Trinity ID number. 



More information about ebooks

Online Bible & theology reference tools

Requesting Scans

  • Log in to WorldShare and create a copy request for a journal article or a book chapter. For instructions, click here
  • If we have the journal or book in our collection, we will scan it and send you a PDF of the article or chapter. 
  • You will be able to access the copy through your WorldShare account. 
  • If we do not have it in our collection, we will transfer it to an interlibrary loan request. 

Having Books from Rolfing Mailed to You

  • If you are a patron who is farther than 60 miles from the Deerfield campus and in the continental United States, you may request that books from our collection be sent to you. 
  • To have a book mailed to you - a) find the book in the library catalog, b) make sure you are logged in to your library account, c) in the "Get It" section select "Request from TIU, d) in the comment field put that you are requesting that this book be mailed to you and include your current mailing address. 
  • Items will be mailed to you at media rate. The library will cover the cost of shipping the books to you and will include a return mailer. 
  • If you are mailing the book(s) back, please send them to: 

Trinity International University - Rolfing Library

2065 Half Day Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

  • The book will be checked out to your circulation account. You are responsible for returning the books when they are due.
  • For any questions or concerns, please email or  

Visiting Other Libraries

You can visit and check out books from various theological libraries across the United States through Atla Reciprocal Borrowing. You will need to provide proof of your enrollment at Trinity, such as a billing statement or student ID. For a list of participating libraries, click here. 

The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) also has a reciprocal borrowing program. You will need to obtain a signed Authorization Form from our library, which you can email to For more information and to find participating libraries visit

Also, check with your local public library to see what books and services they have. Ask about Interlibrary Loan at your library. Many libraries will request books from other libraries for you. If you are in Illinois, you can use I-Share

Receiving Assistance from Library Staff

WorldShare Requests          Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4006    
Research Help  Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4001    
Account Questions  Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4015