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Distance Student Services

Introduction to resources for distance students

Overview of Distance Student Services

Welcome to Rolfing Library's guide for distance students. In order to help support your research and writing we offer the following resources: 

For further information click here for an interactive guide, watch the video below, or use the menu to the left to navigate to a specific service. 

Distance services tutorial:
Distance tutorial

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 username 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. Please note that we can only send books from our collection - IShare books must be picked up at the IShare school you selected when you placed the request, and WorldShare books must be picked up at the circulation desk. 
  • To have a book mailed to you, please fill out a WorldShare request for the book (instructions on how to place requests) and put in the notes that you are a distance student requesting this title be mailed to you. To ensure that the item gets sent to the correct address, please also include your mailing address. 
  • Items will be mailed to you at media rate. Expedited shipping options may be available, but those charges will be the responsibility of the borrower and will be added to their library account. The library will cover the cost of shipping the books to you. You will be responsible for returning them, either by covering the cost of mailing them back or returning them in person. 
  • 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 charged to your circulation account. You are responsible for any overdue fines or lost book fees resulting from failure to return items on time. 

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

Receiving Assistance from Library Staff

Accessing Resources          Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4008    
Research Help  Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4001    
Account Questions  Email:      Phone: (847) 317-4015