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Help with using the eLibrary from outside College

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You must have a Birkbeck username and password

  • To access the Library's electronic resources from outside the College you will need to log in with your Birkbeck username and password. All students are given a username and password at the start of their course. If you have not received this you can get it from the ITS helpdesk. More details on ITS accounts here

Extra steps required to log in from outside College

  • For some journals and a small number of databases you will need to look for an AthensMD link. Enter your Birkbeck username and password.
  • You can also consult the Alternative method to access our eResources if you are still experiencing difficulties in accessing a particular database.

Check the date of the journal article

  • The Library's subscriptions are sometimes restricted to a particular date range.  Go to the Ejournals search page and type in the journal title in the search box and this will tell you the dates available.

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