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How do I Connect to Library Resources from Off-Campus?

Remote access to library resources is available for all current University of Maryland, College Park students, faculty, and staff.

Here's how it's done:

     1. Locate the resource you need in WorldCatUMD or Database Finder

     2. Look for online access via one of these links:

In Database Finder:

click the linked name of the database in Database FInder for remote access

In WorldCat, click one of the links under "Availability" in the detailed record:

possible link options in WorldCat such as View eBook

     3. Once you've clicked on the link, you will see a page where you can enter your Directory ID and Password (the user name and password you use to sign into your e-mail):

Central Authentication Service's log in page

     4. Congratulations! You should now be able to use library resources from off-campus.  If you encounter a problem, please look below for assistance.

Problems? Please report them!

  • Is the resource showing up as unavailable, asking for a password, or asking you to purchase the article? Please let us know by filling out our report a problem form.
  • Are you having trouble logging in with your Directory ID? Please contact DIT Helpdesk
  • Have other questions? AskUS or Contact a Librarian