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Accessing Databases from Off-Campus: Accessing Databases from Off-Campus

A guide to help you connect to library resources when you're off-campus.

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 must use your Loras barcode ID number. Contact Kristen Smith at 563-588-7042 or if you have questions about access.

Accessing Databases from Off-Campus

Most library databases are licensed for use by Loras affiliates only (students, staff, faculty). If you are accessing from off-campus,

  • A page will display (below) to ask you for your "barcode ID." This is the 7-digit number from the reverse of you Loras ID card. Or, you can configure the number from your network login--
  •       If your Loras username is pq526366 (for example), put a 0 (zero) in place of your initials.
  •       You will end up with a 7-digit number - 0526366 (for example) to use as your barcode ID.

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

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