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Research Guides

Education Resources for Distance and Online Students: Set Up an Account

This guide is intended to assist Education students at a distance or taking course online in accessing library resources and research materials


There is no need to set up a separate Summit account. As a UI student, faculty, or staff member, you automatically can request books from Summit!

Interlibrary Loan

To request books via ILL, you'll need to set up an account. If you don't have a Vandal Card, please first call or email ILL to request a library barcode number. (208-885-6843 or Then just follow the prompts from the library's homepage:

STEP 1: Click on the Interlibrary Loan Link under the Primo catalog.

STEP 2:Click on "First Time Users Click Here."

Image capture of the Interlibrary loan login with arrow pointing to the link "First Time Users click here!" below it