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Pace Online AA General Arts & Sciences Library Resource Guide: Home



Welcome to the Pace Online Associate in Arts & Sciences Library Resource Guide

Use the tabs above and the boxes on this page to navigate through the Guide. Please submit any comments or questions Using the Ask a Librarian or Getting Help boxes on the right.

Library "How To" Videos

Accessing Books & Articles as an Online Student


  • For expediency, check your local library system first, then search the Pace Catalog. NOTE: the Pace Catalog tells you what print books are in the four Pace library locations, and it tells you what e-books you can access from anywhere.
  • Pace books (except Law Library) can be requested for one month loan period with two renewals if needed; when requesting you must indicate your course or program.  We will mail the book to you. Contact Nadine MacDonald to request a book.
  • NOTE: if you're within 50 miles of Pleasantville or New York City campuses or if you have any in-person classes on campus then you're to pick up the book at the campus closest to you. Any Pace book mailed out to you must be insured for $100 upon mailing it back to Pace.
  • For all other non-Pace books and books not available in your local library system, search Worldcat and request through your local library Interlibrary Loan system.


  • To search for articles, access the Pace Library databases. From off-campus, you will be asked to login with your Pace username and password.
  • When articles are not immediately available in full-text, use the "Search for Item" button to determine if we have the article in one of our other databases. If we do, a link will take you to the article. This video demonstrates the "Search for Item" service:
  • If we do not have an article in one of our databases, you can request it through ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan). You must have a Pace Library Barcode number to register to use ILLiad. (See above.)

Ask a Librarian

Getting Help

If you are not finding what you need, please contact a librarian. Feel free to talk to any of the librarians on staff. We are here to help. Stop by the reference desk in person, or visit the Ask a Librarian link to chat, text, e-mail, or call for answers to your research related questions.