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Using ZSR Abroad

For WFU Faculty and Students

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library offers many services and resources that extend beyond the reach of our campus. If you are abroad, ZSR is ready, as always, to help you with your research.

Before You Leave

To avoid having overdue items and account blocks, turn in all your library materials and check your account before you leave campus!


How do I access electronic databases and e-reserves from abroad?

If you are using your WFU ThinkPad, ZSR recommends using VPN. If you are unable to use VPN, when you attempt to access ZSR resources from abroad, you will be prompted for your WFU login and password. See the proxy instructions.

What items can I get through ILL/Document Delivery while I’m abroad?

Students and faculty abroad can place ILL requests for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and book chapters (not entire books) using the ILL request form. Requests can include materials housed in the ZSR library. PDFs of these items will be delivered electronically to your ILL account. Please be sure to indicate (in the notes field) on the request form that you are abroad.

Who do I contact if I have technical problems with my laptop or internet access?

If you have computing questions, please contact the Help Desk.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-758-5475.