The library provides distance user services specifically for users who are not able to access the library directly. Distance users are postgraduate or undergraduate students who reside outside the 200km radius from UWC campus, outside of the boundary of the Western Cape area stretching from Piketberg, Bredarsdorp, Worcester and Veldrif. Distance users must be registered students of the University and must be able to provide proof of identity in the form of a student or staff card.