Distance Learning Services

Spring 2020 Update: In consideration of the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SHSU students are considered distance education students and are eligible for distance learning services for the remainder of the semester.

Overview of Newton Gresham Library Services

Distance learners are encouraged to come to campus to use the many resources and services offered by the Newton Gresham Library. Assistance is available from the Reference Department to help answer questions, develop search strategies, and identify useful resources. NGL resources consist of over 1.3 million books, bound volumes of periodicals, government documents, newspapers, multimedia, and sound recordings.

Distance Learning Directory:
Services and Sites for SHSU Distance Learners

University Library (Newton Gresham Library)

Toll-free number: 1-866-NGL-INFO (1-866-645-4636).

Access Services

Interlibrary Services

  • Authorized distance learners can borrow materials from other libraries and also request materials from the University Library.
  • Direct phone: 936.294.1616

Research & Instruction

University Distance Learning (SHSU Online)

Check here for an overview of resources and services available to distance learners through the University.


Helpdesk Phone: 936.294.1950

“All students, faculty, and staff who require software or trouble-shooting assistance with the campus data and telecommunications networks have access to 24-hour assistance both on and off campus.”