Access to Library resources
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Connect with a netname
Simply enter your netname and password (the same that you use for MyConcordia) to access resources from off-campus. For assistance, go to Concordia IT Services' page on netname account management.
Connecting from off-campus
Use the following options for accessing electronic resources when you are off-campus:
- Set up Library links in Google Scholar and use the 'Find it @ Concordia' link
- Search the library catalogue or discovery layer and log in to your library account when prompted
- Find your favourite database in our A-Z list and click on 'Connect'
Connect with a library PIN
You may alternatively log in with the Library Barcode and PIN option. This is the only method for non-Concordia users to access their record. Enter:
- Your first or last name as it appears on your Concordia University ID card
- The 14-digit barcode number that appears on your Concordia University ID card
- Your Library PIN
If you are a student, you must be registered in a credit-bearing course in order to access our resources from off-campus.
Here are possible solutions to problems you may have when accessing databases from home:
If you get a Login Error page, something may be wrong with your student record. Problems may include:
- Unpaid library fines
- Not registered for any courses this semester
Bad request/Error messages
Try following these steps if you encounter problems accessing a page:
- Open your page in your browser's private or incognito mode
- Clear your browsing history and cache (Chrome keyboard shortcut: CTRL+SHIFT+DEL)
- Close all your navigation windows
- Reopen your browser to begin again
Try using a different browser. For example, if you are having trouble accessing a database while using Internet Explorer, try using Firefox instead.
If you are using Internet Explorer, try resetting your security settings.
Try accessing other databases to see if the problem persists with other databases. If the problem only occurs with the one database you are trying to access, contact us.