Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus

by  Sarah Berry

Rohrbach Library offers a slew of resources through its electronic databases, which include Academic Search Complete, BrowZine, The Reading Eagle Archives and more. Accessing these resources on campus is simple, however many students are unsure of how to use these databases off campus.

So, how are these databases accessed off campus? Simple, by logging in.

Student ID card

A student ID features a library barcode beginning in 622001.

There are two forms of ID that can be used for logging in. The first requires your campus login and password, which is used for accessing MyKU and D2L, along with your KU email. The second requires your KU library barcode, which is found on your student ID card or your library card.

If using your student ID card, the barcode will be a 16-digit number located on the front and will begin in either 50392 or 622001. If using your gold library card, the barcode will be a 14-digit number and will begin in 20506.

After choosing your ID, you can proceed with logging in.

When trying to access the databases off-campus, you will encounter a screen similar to the one below, asking you to provide either a Library ID or a Username/Password to log on to the system. If opting to use your campus login and password, select the Username/Password option. Alternatively, if using your library barcode, choose the Library ID Logon option.

KU Login

Users using their campus ID to login will be taken to a separate login screen after selecting, “Login.”

If you receive an error when logging in with your library barcode, it is likely the barcode has not been validated by the library. To validate the card, contact the library by phone  at 610-683-4480 or visit the Information Desk on the first floor of the Rohrbach Library the next time you are on campus. If you are unable to reach the library by phone, try using your campus login and password instead.

If you receive an error when logging in with your campus login and password, double-check your spelling and ensure your password has not expired. If your password has expired, contact the IT Help Center at 610-683-1511 for assistance.

If you fail to receive any errors, then congratulations, you now have off-campus access to the library’s electronic databases.

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