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Library Services - Engage Students

The guide provides a starting point for OLLU online students to access services and materials provided by the OLLU Library.

What is Get It 4 Me.

Get It 4 Me is a document delivery service provided by the OLLU Library to support your studies. If you are an online or distantce education student, you have access to books and article from print journals located at the San Antonio campus library. We will ship the books to your home and enclose a pre-paid postage label with your materials so you will not have to pay for postage when returning your books. Online and distance students can also check out print books for a period of one month with one renewal. Articles from our collection are scanned and will be delivered to you electronically.


You can also requests materials that are not held by the OLLU Library but available at other libraries by using Get It 4 Me. For example, if you need a book not owned by the OLLU Library, it can be borrowed from another library and sent to your home. Also, if you need an article that is not available at the OLLU Library, you can request an electronic copy through ILL. There is no cost for this service.

Online Tutoring Help

Tutoring on both subject information and writing skills are available 24 hour a day by utilizing the Smarthinking online service. This service is available to all OLLU student and can be accessed by logging into the MyOLLU Portal.


Steps to Accessing Smarthinking:

1. Log into MyOLLU

2. The Smarthinking icon located on the right side of the main menu under the section Application Links

3. Click on the Smarthinking icon

4. Follow instructions to connect with a live tutor, submit an essay or ask questions

A practice whiteboard is available at the bottom of the Smarthinking homepage. If you need help, contact the Smarthinking email customer support at or call (800) 430-7429 ext. 1.