Q. How do I access databases and ebooks from off campus?

Answer

Always start at the library homepage: https://www.wku.edu/library/

1) Off-campus login: Your WKU login information

In order to use most of the WKU databases and online library resources from off-campus, you will need to log in using you NetID and password (the same username and password you use to access WKU wireless internet, Blackboard, and other services). If you have questions about your netID, contact IT: https://www.wku.edu/its/accounts/netid/

2) Cookies, firewalls, pop-up blockers, and computer security systems

Sometimes the security settings on your computer will keep you from logging into the database server. Check to make sure your computer allows cookies. You might also need to turn off any pop-up blockers. For help with your security settings contact the IT Helpdesk at 270-745-7000.

3) Clear the cache in your browser

In some cases you may need to clear the contents of your browser cache and restart the browser to solve access problems. Each browser has its own procedure for doing this. Click here for information on clearing cache for multiple browsers.

4) Logging in from your place of business or an off-campus public computer

If you are trying to log on from work or from a public computer, you may not have access to the adjustments you would need to make. In this case you need to speak with a technology administrator or IT person from your organization to help you. 

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  • Last Updated Jan 11, 2021
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  • Answered By Laura DeLancey

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