Working within the University network
If you are a member of Oxford University and are using a PC, Mac or Unix workstation within the ox.ac.uk domain, you will be able to access most electronic resources without requiring a username and/or password.
Working outside the University network
Off campus access (without VPN) to all e-resources
Use the “Log In” on SOLO or OxLIP+ and your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO). This will give remote access to all databases, electronic reference works, e-book and e-journal packages that are controlled via IP-recognition. This includes virtually all e-resources; exceptions are listed below:
Digimap, Zetoc, Crossfire, ESDS: users will be prompted for SSO when accessing service.
Remote access to all e-journals is also possible directly from OU e-Journals. Users will be prompted to log on with their Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) when clicking through from the list of e-journal titles to the individual journal homepage.
Remote access to e-journals is also possible by clicking on the OU e-Journals link when logged in to OxLIP+.
For advice on access to legal databases please contact the law librarians at email@example.com.
If you have any concerns or would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off campus access (using VPN)
It is also still possible to be allocated an Oxford IP address through the University’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) service although no longer necessary for access to electronic resources. This requires registering for a remote access username and password and installing VPN software on your PC. More information about the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
Information for external readers using Oxford University Libraries
Direct, off campus access to all electronic resources is not available to those holding library cards (rather than blue-stripe University cards). See Admissions for information about entitlement.
External readers are entitled to walk-in, i.e. on campus, use only by the terms of our subscriptions to most electronic resources. However, a few resources (principally in law and business) are further restricted by log-in to current University members even on campus. Readers who have affiliations to other academic institutions may be able to obtain off campus access to their home subscription resources remotely by arrangement with their home institution.