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Off-campus Database Access

Remote Access allows current faculty, staff, and currently registered students of Austin Peay State University to use restricted library databases from home, work, or wherever they have an Internet connection. Students must be registered for the current semester to use Remote Access.

How do I access Remote Resources?

Go to the Library's homepage http://library.apsu.edu; navigate to the database you're looking for and click the link. If you're on campus, you will be connected directly to the database. If you're off campus you will see the Remote Access (Remote Patron Authentication) login screen with instructions prompting you to enter a username and password.

Type in your Last name and A number and click the submit button at the log-in screen.

Your A number is also known as your Banner ID or Student ID (example: A12345678).

You will be granted access to the database if you are a currently enrolled student or an Austin Peay employee.

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, you may use the restricted databases by visiting the Library in person. However, many databases (such as MedLine Plus) are open to anyone, anywhere.

APSU Faculty Members: Are you preparing for the Fall semester and need to know how to set up links to articles or other resources from the library databases - for D2L, course web pages, or other locations - so that they work from off-campus? Use the Library Resource Link Generator to make sure your links are accessible to your students from any location. Visit this page to set up a link or get more information.

EZproxy Link generator: http://library.apsu.edu/guides/1_3_13EZgenerator.htm

For questions or further assistance, including help logging in, use the Ask A Librarian form, or call the library at (931) 221-7346.

How long will I have access?

Student access is only for the semester or summer session in which you are enrolled, until the start of the next session. General summer and interim access will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Contact us as noted above to apply.

How does Remote Access know that I'm allowed to use the databases?

First, the Remote Access server checks your computer's IP address. If it is on-campus, database access is granted automatically. If your computer is off-campus, Remote Access asks for your User ID and then checks it against a list of all currently registered students and Austin Peay employees. If it finds a match, database access is granted.