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Distance Students: Home

Information for all students who attend courses at extended campuses and online.

Welcome to the CSS Library

An outdoor photo of the Library, Chapel, and the garden. The CSS Library welcomes all students to the campus whether on or off-campus. To assist distance students with the transition of taking classes off-campus or online, the CSS Library offers a variety of resources and services to assist you with your course work and your research. There is also a Distance Education Librarian dedicated to assisting you with your questions.

Please use the information below to get acquainted with the library and the resources and services available to you.

Contact the Access Services & Distance Education Librarian

Julie Rustad is the Access Services & Distance Education Librarian. She can be contacted at:

Office Number: (218) 723-6535
Toll Free: (800) 447-5444 ext. 6535

In-person appointments can be scheduled when you are on the Duluth campus. Additionally, appointments can be scheduled online using Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype.

Resources for Online & Distance Students

NEW in 2022!!! Virtual Book Display





Visit our monthly Virtual Book display to see what items are available in the CSS Library. Each display will showcase items on particular topics and research areas throughout the year. 

Anyone affiliated with CSS can check these items out. Distance students should contact the Access Services librarian or email


Ask Us @ CSS

Visit the Library's FAQ page to look up questions that were asked previously by other students. This archive of questions is searchable and is tagged by topic for easier use. You can also post your own questions!