Information for Distance Students

Distance Students Taking an Online Class

Students who are enrolled in online classes including undergraduate and graduate have full access to the following:

Additionally, students that live in the San Luis Valley can come in and register for a library card, which will give them full access to the print collection.

For print books, students outside the San Luis Valley should use their local library for obtaining what they need. We do mail print books to distance students on a case-by-case basis. Please contact if you require this service.

Distance Students Taking a Print Correspondence Course

Students who are enrolled exclusively in print-based correspondence courses have access to library resources, but should first seek assistance from their prison library before sending requests to Adams State.

If the prison library cannot fulfill a request, students may contact a Librarian at ASU Nielsen Library in writing, by calling 719-587-7879, or by email at In your request you should include:

  • your full name
  • ASU Student I.D. number (900 number)
  • the course(s) for which you require assistance.

Requests must also include:

  • a topic
  • thesis statement if applicable
  • several key terms that describe your research

Requests may take between two and ten weeks to process depending on the time of year and the number of other research requests pending.

To contact the ASU Nielsen Library in writing, please address your letter as follows:

Distance Education & Extended Studies Library Services
Adams State University - Nielsen Library
208 Edgemont Blvd. Ste. 4010
Alamosa, CO 81101