What is my password?

I am trying to make a request from 'closed stack', but I donít know how to sign-in.

If you are a current University member, you 'sign on' to SOLO using your University Single Sign On (SSO), which will have been issued to you by your college or faculty. It is also what you use to access college or departmental email. Click the option "Oxford SSO" in the Sign On area at the top right of a SOLO page.


If you are a 'non-member' of the University (this includes Oxford alumni), you sign on to SOLO with your Library Account. The username for your Library Account is the number which appears above the barcode on your Bodleian reader's card. The password, by default, is your date of birth, in the following format (without spaces):


• the two numbers of the day
• the first three letters of the month (in capital letters)
• the full four numbers of the year

So if you were born on 8th August 1975, your password would be 08AUG1975.

This default password is temporary; it will expire after six weeks of your reader's card being issued and should be reset before that time. In order to reset your password, go to https://register.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ and follow the instructions for creating a new password.

If you are a current University member but do not know your SSO, you can also sign on to SOLO with your Library Account details. If you have tried both these alternatives and are still having problems, please Ask an Oxford Librarian, or contact reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk (Tel:01865 277162). 

Your Library Account details are also used for logging on to PCs in the Bodleian reading rooms, and for logging on to the 'Bodleian Libraries' wireless network. 

I am trying to access an electronic journal, but I am being asked for a login and password (I am within the Oxford university network). How can I see the article I need?
Please look the journal up using the Oxford University e-Journals service.

This will indicate whether Oxford subscribes to the particular issue you need to consult. If Oxford does subscribe to the issue, but you are still having problems, please inform our e-Journals helpdesk:

How can I access electronic resources from outside the library and the Oxford University network?
Current members of the University (blue card holders) may access most resources using their University Single Sign On (SSO) account, or by registering with the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. More details are given on the Bodleian Libraries' remote access page.

Members of the Bodleian Libraries (holders of other colour cards) may access most resources when in the libraries, but not remotely, due to licensing restrictions. 

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