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Master of Business Administration: Online Program: Library Resources

This LibGuide will host resources for TU's online Masters of Business Administration program.

How to request books:

Online and distance learners residing outside of Thomasville, Georgia (45+ miles) may request TU library items!

  • The library does not issue library cards but will verify student status of new borrowers before fulfilling an item request.
  • The library will ship the item(s) but you are responsible for return shipping. (Use media rate for cheaper postage.)
  • The library cannot send non-circulating items such as Reference, Reserves and Periodicals.
  • The library cannot send Interlibrary Loan material from other institutions. (ILL must be handled in-person at the TU Library.)
  • The library cannot ship international.
  • Items will be checked out for 4 weeks from the date of request. Standard late fees apply. DVDs are $0.25/day over due and books are $.10/day over due.

How to request books from the TU Library

  1. Find the book or media item you want in the catalog.
  2. Fill out this form entirely. A librarian will be in touch.
  3. Wait for your item to arrive!

Circulation Policies for Distance Students

Library Card/Identification

Thomas University Library does not issue library cards for its patrons. Thomas University students can obtain a student identification card from campus, but it is not required to check out library materials. Students and community  members should show some form of identification such as a Driver's license or student ID to check out library items and pay library fines.

Distance students may request that circulating TU library items be mailed to them. Verification of current student status will be made for all new library borrowers. Distance students are defined as those who are taking all their classes online, AND live outside the Thomasville area (45+ miles away). The borrower is responsible for return shipping costs and any overdue fines.

Loan Periods

The following users may borrow materials from the Thomas University Library from a distance.

  • Current TU students and faculty
Material TU Student TU Distance-Student TU Distance-Faculty
Circulating Books 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
DVDs/CDs 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks



Circulating TU Library materials may be renewed by TU Distance-Students and Faculty if they are not overdue and if there are no holds for the material. Renewals must be made over the phone with a Librarian or Staff worker NOT a student worker.