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How to Access Databases and Library System

A guide to help you connect to library resources when you're off-campus.
You will be asked to log-in to our system as you go about doing your research, both on-campus and off-campus. Whether you're using our catalog system, or trying to access a database, use your existing network login and password.

Eligible Users

Loras College faculty, staff and currently-enrolled students are eligible to use our subscription databases from off-campus.

Alumni, Open-Access card holders, and Courtesy Card holders are not eligible to access our online resources remotely. (This would violate our licenses with database vendors, which allow remote use for current students, faculty and staff only.)

For remote access, you use your Loras network login and password combination. Contact Kristen Smith at 563-588-7042 or kristen.smith@loras.edu if you have questions af about access.

On-Campus Log In

With the library's new (August 2017) system, users will be prompted to log in, even while on campus, anytime a licensed database link is clicked. (This is a change from how the old system worked.) It's easy! Just use your Loras network login and password to log-in. 

If you encounter problems, email Kristen Smith. Include the name of the database you're trying to link to in the message.

The screen might also look like this:

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