Access from home

Online books, journals, and databases

Sign into SOLO in the top-right with your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO). This will give remote access to most online resources like databases, ebooks and journal articles.

Electronic Legal Deposit

Some books appear on SOLO with an orange dot and the message "Online access: Restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries". This means that the book can only be read on a library computer. It also cannot be copied from and only limited printing is available.

It is worth checking if there are any other copies (online or print) available for you to use instead. You can also recommend that the library buys a copy by emailing


There is no need to use the University's VPN to access library resources, but if you want to use it you will need to register for a remote access username and password and install VPN software on your computer. More information about the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.

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