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Remote Library Resources & Services

List of library resources that can be accessed from off campus.

Remote Resources

Many library resources are available from off campus 24/7. All you need is your Vanguard University username and password (this is the same as the username and password you use to access Canvas and your email). More information on how to access resources from off campus can be found here:


Search for ebooks and streaming videos* in the library catalog VANCAT: (*Please note that access to Kanopy videos are limited.) You can narrow down your VANCAT search results to ebooks or evideos by using the format filter. 


Our full list of databases can be found on our homepage. A comprehensive list of databases along with a short description of each resource can be found here:


Looking for a specific journal or journal article? Go to our Journal Portal: . If you're new to the Journal Portal, check out this tutorial: (just click on the Journal Portal tab.)


Not sure where to start your research? Check out our discipline specific research guides


Contact the library with any questions. We're here to help! Send an email to, or fill out an online form from our website


Don't worry about any checked out books. Fines will not be accrued. All books will be due 8/24/2020, unless you have a later due date. If the campus re-opens (check the VU website), you may return books to the library or leave them in the library drop box which is on the library porch. If you are unable to or cannot return to campus, you can mail books back to the library:

O. Cope Budge Library

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Send us an email or submit a webform (information above) with any concerns or questions. 

Campus Coronavirus Updates

The following page will have the latest campus news regarding Vanguard's response to the coronavirus: