Rensselaer Libraries

Accessing Resources from Off-Campus

Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Because most library databases, ejournals and ebooks are restricted to Rensselaer computer addresses (i.e., they are "IP-restricted"), off-campus users who use an internet service provider (ISP), e.g. Road Runner or Earthlink, must authenticate to verify they are current Rensselaer students, faculty or staff. Login using your RCS ID and password .

  • The VPN does not provide access to library resources.

  • It is best to connect to resources through the library website, rather than bookmarking them. This will ensure required authentication and eliminate many connection issues.

Note: You may see a browser security warning when accessing certain library resources from off-campus. Get more information and view a list of affected resources.

If you have any questions, or any problems authenticating, please contact Library Support.

This page is maintained by Matt Benzing.

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