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Welcome to the APUS Help Center

Using the University's Online Library

The award-winning APUS Library is available online for students, alumni, and faculty. You can access the library by logging into the ecampus and selecting the Library link in the menu. 

Getting Started

The best way to become familiar with using the APUS Library is to log into the library and start exploring. The Getting Started button, located under the search feature on the library’s homepage, will provide helpful information and videos to jump-start your research.

Available Resources

Library resources are organized in three sections:

1. Online Research

The APUS Library subscribes to a large number of licensed resources  – like article databases, scholarly journals, and ebooks – exclusively for university students, faculty and staff. These resources have been hand-selected to support college-level research for each degree program offered here at the university. In addition to these licensed materials, you will find open access resources, the university archives, and our digital repository, DigitalCommons@APUS, which houses theses and dissertations. Our subject matter specialist librarians have created research guides with tailored content to enrich your classroom experience.

2. Course Materials

This section of the library houses the undergraduate and graduate bookstores where you can learn how to access materials required for your individual courses, including information about and links to VitalSource Bookshelf. Please contact our Electronic Course materials team for questions about textbooks and other required readings:

Undergraduate Students  / Graduate Students  / 877-755-2787

3. Resources and Services

This section provides information on services and resources to help you achieve academic success. The Student Academic Resource Center offers dozens of links to helpful information, including math videos, tutoring services, and Writing@APUS, a writing reference resource for APUS writers across disciplines.

This section also houses information specifically for graduate students, military and veteran students, and students requiring disability services. Lastly, you'll find direct links to the university’s Career Services center.

Getting Help

The APU Library is staffed by experienced, highly qualified research professionals, with specialized skill and expertise in support of teaching and learning. Our librarians are available to assist with research strategies, library navigation, and answer questions 365 days a year.

The library staff can be reached via email, text: 304-400-6470, Adobe Connect screen-sharing sessions* or live chat*. The Contact Us menu on the right side of the APUS Library lists open chat hours. Please include your name, student ID, course number, and detailed message.

*Limited availability. See Library for hours.