Welcome to the APUS Help Center

Using the University's Online Library

The award-winning APUS Richard G. Trefry 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

Start searching as soon as you arrive on the Trefry Library website! Type a few keywords into the big Everything search box, and you’ll have thousands of scholarly sources at your fingertips.

Available Resources

While the Library’s main search box is a good place to start any research project, there is much more to explore. Browse the menus along the top of the Library website to learn more about:

1. Research

The Trefry Library subscribes to hundreds of databases full of scholarly journals, ebooks, multimedia and more – offering access exclusively for APUS students, faculty and staff. In addition to these crucial search tools, you will find tutorials to help you sharpen your search skills, helpful research guides for each degree program, specialized research sections, resources especially for graduate students and more.

2. Subjects A to Z

Looking for the research or study tools for a new topic? The Library’s subject pages cover a wide range of topics and will link you to the best that the library and the open web have to offer.

3. Course Materials

This section of the library houses the undergraduate and graduate bookstores, where you can learn how to access materials required for your courses. Please contact our Electronic Course Materials team for questions about textbooks and other required readings: Undergraduate Students / Graduate Students / 877-755-2787

4. Resources

This section provides links to services and resources to help you achieve academic success. Find detailed writing and citing guidance in Writing@APUS, live tutoring services, multimedia and language tools, career services and more. Military and veteran students will find links to specialized resources here, as will our students requiring disability accommodations.

Getting Help

The Trefry Library is staffed by highly qualified, experienced and friendly research professionals, standing by 365 days per year to help you with your library research. Click Ask a Librarian at the top of the Library’s website to find out how you can email, chat, or screen-share with them today!