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Off-Campus Access

The Libraries offer access to hundreds of databases and e-journals from off campus. UAlbany logon is required. 

If you are having problems connecting, see Frequently Asked Questions About Database Access.

Off-Campus Access Instructions For Databases and Online Journals

Accessible to University at Albany users only This icon appears in many places throughout the University Libraries Web site. It appears near links to databases and journals to which the Libraries subscribe. The icon means that you can access the database or journal from off campus ONLY if you are currently affiliated with the University. Non-University courtesy borrowers cannot access these materials.

If you are on campus, you do not need to authenticate yourself to access these resources.

This off-campus service is achieved through the use of a proxy server, which channels your requests to connect to these sites. The proxy server makes sure that you are a registered library borrower, and then connects you to the specified sites.

This proxy server machine may be used to connect to library resources only by members of the University at Albany community. All use by any others, for any purposes, is forbidden.

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Authorization is a two step procedure:
  1. Be sure you are a registered library borrower. You must currently be affiliated with the university as faculty, student or staff.
  2. When you click on the link to one of our restricted resources, an authentication page will appear that prompts you for your NetID (i.e. "username") and Password.

For more information about using the NetID, scroll down.

How to Use NetIDs in the University Libraries

All Students, faculty and staff at UAlbany are assigned a NetID (i.e. "username") and must set an associated password. These together are called their UAlbany credentials and provide access to most University networked services including the following library services:

  1. Off-campus access to databases and online journals.
     
  2. My Library Card to review current materials checked out, review loan history, and renew materials within our online catalog.
     
  3. Interlibrary Loan (a.k.a. "ILLiad) and UA Delivery for requesting materials.
     
  4. Electronic Reserves for 24/7 online access to course-related readings, lecture notes, PowerPoints, and more.

Don't know your NetID and have never set up a password?
Complete the process here:
https://uapps.albany.edu:8443/itspwdmaint/resetpwd.htm

Know your NetID, but can't remember your password?
Follow the process here:
https://uapps.albany.edu:8443/itspwdmaint/forgotpwd.htm

For questions and further assistance with NetIDs and passwords, call the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 518-442-3700 or go to http://www.albany.edu/its/help-request.html.

For further assistance with library services, call University Libraries Reference Services at 518-442-3553, or AskUs online 24/7.

Where To Find

Anywhere in the world!

For questions and further assistance with NetIDs and passwords, call the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 442-3700 or go to http://www.albany.edu/its/help-request.html.

For further assistance with library services, call University Libraries Reference services at 518-442-3600, option 3, or AskUs online 24/7.