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Students taking classes, certificate or degree programs online have access to the same student support services as those students taking traditional face-to-face classes.

Library Resources

Students can access Bristol’s online catalog, reference databases and research guides, contact a librarian via phone or email, or have books and media from the Bristol library delivered to their local public library. For more information on the resources, the library has to offer online students or to contact the library visit the Online Learning Library Resources page.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Online students can take advantage of on-campus tutoring and academic support services offered at Bristol's physical campus locations by the Learning Commons.

eTutoring is also available for all Bristol students free of charge. Students can submit written assignments for feedback, post questions, or interact live with a tutor in a wide variety of subjects. To access online tutoring, log into Online Learning and click on "Access eTutoring ThinkingStorm" to get started.

Disability Support Services

If you would like to speak with someone regarding disability services and accommodations in the online classroom contact Disability Services.

Not sure if online courses are right for you? Taking Online Courses (PDF) and the Student Guide to Disability Services (PDF) will provide you with some questions to consider before you register.

Assistive Technology Lab

The college does have an assistive technology lab that is available to students with disabilities. Please contact Disability Services to learn about what services are available and to learn more about the AT lab.

Accessibility and Online Learning

Learn more about the accessibility features of the Bristol Online Learning system.


Students taking online classes can purchase their books at the Bristol Bookstore. Books can be purchased in person or ordered online. Students can have their books shipped or can pick them up at the campus location.

Technical Support

If you need help accessing your online courses or with using the Online Learning system please contact the online help desk..