Student Resources

Even as a distance learning student at Bemidji State University, you have access to many of the same services as students who are taking courses on campus, from financial aid to library access.

PEDL (FasTrack & DLiTE) Teacher Candidate Handbook

Technical Support

Technical support is provided for online student through the BSU HelpDesk. Call 218-755-4207 or email

Education Minnesota Membership

Contact the Education Minnesota Student Program Representative to apply for a membership which is also your link to insurance.

Candace Lilyquist: (800) 422-0528,
Dan Rivera: (800) 622-8363,
Wanda Cone: (800) 652-9073,

Library & Services

The BSU Library delivers study-related materials to distance learners who reside 30 or more miles from campus or need delivery because of permanent or temporary disability. Non-returnable items like journal articles and book chapters will be delivered electronically to distance learners. Returnable items such as books, videos or DVDs are delivered at the BSU Library’s expense and returned to the BSU Library at the expense of the distance learner. Complete information and the application form for this special service are available at “Service for Distance Learners” on the BSU Library’s home page.

The A.C. Clark Library at BSU has a toll free phone number to their reference desk 800-860-0234. This toll free number will ring directly at the reference librarian’s desk during all available library reference hours, which are M-Th 8 am – 6 pm, F 8 am – 4:45 pm, Sat 11 am – 4:45 pm and Sun 1 – 6 pm.

Ready Reference provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Includes indexing, abstracts and full text of articles cover to cover, from hundreds of education-related journals.

Writing Resource Center

The Writing Resource Center offers paper reviews before you submit them.

BSU Center for Extended Learning

Center for Extended Learning also offers several more unique resources to ensure student success.