Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library

Distance Education


Welcome to the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library Distance Education information web page for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. The library has a goal of providing the same or similar level of resources and services to those learning, teaching, working, or researching off-campus. Although you may not be able to physically get to the Pumerantz Library, you can still access books, journals, and other media either by requesting to have them delivered to you electronically or having them mailed to you. Please take your time and review this information to help you get to know the library and how it can make your life a little bit easier.

Here you will find General Information and information specific to:COMP NW Students

General Information

[Requesting Materials] [Online Renewals] [Overdue Information]

Contact Pumerantz Library

For immediate assistance call (909) 469-5323 or for more ways to talk to the library see our extended Contact Information.

Remote Access

When accessing the electronic resources off-campus, links to restricted materials on the library website will prompt you for your WesternU network username and password. This username and password is the same as your WesternU email. Only authorized users (current students, faculty, and staff) can access the library materials.

If you experience difficulty accessing materials remotely please contact the library at (909)469-5323 or reference@westernu.edu, or visit the remote access page.


****COMP-NW Students****

Students at the Lebanon campus will be required to provide their WesternU network username and password for authentication when using electronic resources.

Requesting Materials

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You may request book chapters and journal articles from our collection through our Document Delivery services. If you find an article, book or book chapters that is not in our collection but would like to request a copy of it, Interlibrary Loan requests are also available. Requesting materials from either Document Delivery or InterLibrary Loan is done through ILLiad.

InterLibrary Loan

If there is an article that the library does not have electronically or in print, you can submit a request to get it from another library.

Document Delivery

If there is an article or book chapter that the library has in its print collection, you can submit a request to have it scanned for you.

Requesting Books

Students enrolled in distance education programs or who are on rotations may request books that are available to check out at the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library.

First and second year students on the Lebanon Campus may return books or other library materials through the Lebanon Campus bookstore at no charge to the student.


Renewing Items Online

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For more information on how to renew library material online, please view the available tutorial.

Overdue Information

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If items checked out on your library card are not turned in on or before the scheduled due date, they are considered to be overdue and charges will be accrued on your library account.