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Getting Started: Doctoral Students

A guide to library services for students in the VTS Doctoral programs.


The library staff are here to resource your doctoral studies. As students at VTS, all doctoral students have full library privileges throughout their program. 

The library collection includes print and e-resources, books and journals, and all kinds of special collections and archival materials. Doctoral students are encouraged to make full use of this wide range of resources. 

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Getting Started

To get started using electronic resources, you'll need a library barcode. During orientation, look out for an email from the library with this information. This barcode allows you to authenticate as a library user from off-campus computers. Email if you have any issues with your library barcode.

Library Orientation Session Recording, 4/12/21


All students have 24/7 access to the library's electronic resources:

Doctoral students may check out up to 75 books at a time, for a loan period of 4 weeks. Books not recalled by the library may be renewed. Login to My Account > on the library catalog to check the status of your books and to self-renew.

Shipping Materials: The Library can send print materials via UPS to students based in the United States. The library will pay for shipping costs to the student; the student pays for the return shipping to the library. Send requests to borrow materials this way to


For books that are not available electronically, library staff may be able to scan a small portion for remote students. Send requests to Library staff must comply with copyright restrictions, but will try to provide a scan.