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UT Extension and AgResearch Staff Services: Distance User Access

This guide is designed to help faculty and staff of the UT Extension Service gain a better understanding of the resources and services available through the University Libraries.

Net ID & Password

Net ID and Password - Your key to online library resources!

UT information on NetID and Password

Your NetID is the "name" part of your University email address "". If you don't know your University email address, search for yourself in the UT Online Directory.

Your email address will be displayed. To remotely access the Libraries' electronic databases, your campus must be listed as "Knoxville," regardless of your actual location. If you need help with this step, call 974-7338 or email us.

Google Scholar

Connect to Google Scholar through UT

Use the link to Google Scholar through the UT research guides in order to automatically view whether we have any of the articles in our databases. Google Scholar will be able to link to our resources from their search page. 

UT Libraries' Catalog

Connect to the UT Libraries' online catalog

Access to the University Libraries online catalog is free and available to everyone. The Library Catalog provides call number, location(s) and circulation status (checked in or checked out) for library materials. For UT patrons, the "My Account" feature in the online catalog will allow you to see what you have checked out, renew materials, and place holds online. Please contact the library for more information about checking your library record.

Access UT Subscriptions Easily

The UT Bookmark is a proxy bookmarklet that allows you access to UT subscriptions from anywhere on the web without signing in with your NetID and password over and over, and so you don't have to worry about going through the library website every time. 

Distance User How-To

Register as a Distance Education User

Register in ILLiad for delivery of items - first time users must register:
Go to the Interlibrary Services web site. Enter your NetID and password. Provide your personal information. Choose status: Faculty (Distance Ed) or Staff (Distance Ed). When you choose Distance Ed, it lets Interlibrary Services know delivery is to a remote location.

Electronic Delivery: Choose YES Delivery Option: DE Delivery Do not use a PO box for your address, as items are delivered via FedEX and a signature is required.

Request an item from Interlibrary Services:
Sign on to ILLiad and click the Interlibrary Loan tab. Choose the type of request you want to make: book, chapter of a book, article, report, etc. Fill in as much information as you have about the item, and note any unusual circumstances in the notes/other category. Interlibrary Services will deliver books and other items via FedEX and articles via the Web.

Returning items borrowed from UTK Libraries or other libraries

Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Services, whether they are from UTK or other libraries must be returned to UT Knoxville Libraries via a traceable delivery service (UPS, FedEX, Insured US Mail). Borrowers are responsible for lost materials. Please call the ILS office with questions, (865) 974-4240.

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Librarian

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Isabella Baxter
Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library
2407 River Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996
P: 865-974-8116 | E: