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Library Information for SWU Online Students

This guide provides information about the library and its services for SWU Online students.

Virtual Sessions

Keep an eye on your Canvas announcements for updates on virtual instruction opportunities led by Heather Gray.  These sessions are typically held on Thursdays.  One-on-one Zoom sessions are available upon request.

Contact Us

Rickman Library provides one-on-one research assistance at any time during our open hours (see the About Us page). Please call toll-free at 800-289-1292 ext. 5060 (or 864-644-5060), text 864-643-5971, chat live with a reference librarian, or email For SWU Online students, your librarian is Heather Gray.

Need a Tutor or Writing Coach?

Do you need a tutor or a writing coach? Visit the Student Success Center Services page to learn more. As a SWU Online student, you may also receive online tutoring through SmarThinking.

SmarThinking offers FREE online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can connect with a highly qualified tutor in a live, interactive whiteboard environment to get help with writing, math, statistics, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, physics, and more.  SmarThinking is accessible through the Modules section of your Canvas course.