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Q. Can I access Library e-resources off-campus using the VPN?

Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2016     Views: 128

No, sorry it's not possible to access Library e-resources using the University of St Andrews VPN.

To gain access to Library resources when you’re away from the University Network, you need to sign in with each of the services. Different suppliers of resources use different terminology for the access route you need to use, so within the sign in options look for:

  • Institutional Login
  • Shibboleth Login
  • UK Federation or Access Management Federation

We provide instructions for signing in to each of the databases we have access to on our A-Z Database guide .  Click the “more” link beneath the description of each database to see instructions for signing in to that database/service.


 Our Remote Access to Online Resources guide also provides instructions.

If you are experiencing problems accessing specific resources and would like some help, please email with the details of the resource you are trying to access and the problem you are experiencing, and we’ll get back to you.

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