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Off-campus Access to Library Resources

Contact

If you need assistance logging in, or changing any of the settings listed below, or if you can't access an e-resource, please contact Stitt Library:

Email: libraryiq@austinseminary.edu
Call during business hours: 512-404-4879

The login screen for off-campus users

A screenshot of the off-campus login screen.

How to log in

Our off-campus authentication service uses your Austin Seminary username and password. Some user groups (adjuncts and certificate students) are given different login credentials. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Stitt Library. Email: libraryiq@austinseminary.edu or call 512-404-4879 (during business hours).

I’m an alum / student at the Seminary of the Southwest / have an Austin Seminary library card. Can I access these e-resources?

Off campus access to our subscription resources is limited to current Austin Seminary students, faculty, and staff as a condition of our licenses. Alumni should visit our alumni resources page. Other community users, including alumni and SSW students can access these resources on campus from the computers in Stitt Library.

Troubleshooting tips

Login failure or timeout

Our off-campus authentication service uses your Austin Seminary username and password. Some user groups (adjuncts and certificate students) are given different login credentials. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Stitt Library. Email: libraryiq@austinseminary.edu or call 512-404-4879 (during business hours).

If you are away from your browser for an extended period of time, your session may time out and you will need to revisit the original library e-resource link to login.

Cookies

If a blank page appears after logging in or if you receive a "cookie" error message you will need to change the settings in your browser. Your browser (Ex. Firefox, IE, Chrome) must have cookies enabled to use library e-resources off-campus.

Security certificates not valid

In some cases, your browser may not recognize our off-campus login service or the library e-resource you are trying to access. You can click "Ok to Continue" to accept the security certificate.

Javascript

If a blank page appears after logging in, you have trouble loading a page, or if you receive a "Javascript" error message you will need to change settings in your browser. Your browser (Ex. Firefox, IE, Chrome) must have Javascript enabled to use off-campus login.

What is it? How does it work? 

Off Campus Authentication is a subscription service that allows off campus users access to Stitt Library e-resources such as EBSCO's Atla Religion Database, the EBSCO eBook collection, and Oxford Biblical Studies Online. When clicking on a link from off campus, Austin Seminary users will be prompted to enter their username/password to login. Once logged in, the user should be redirected to the resource.

The service verifies your access using your Austin Seminary credentials. Any Off Campus link to library resources will start out with: https://apts.idm.oclc.org/login?url=  and continue with the e-resource link.

 Ex. https://apts.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/

Faculty or students who want to create a link that they can share with other members of the seminary community for off campus access to an e-resource (through the portal, email, etc.) can follow the instructions here.