Accessing E-Resources


How do I access the Library electronic resources?


Access is open for all through the Library website and no passwords are required if you are within the University/ Intercollege premises.


If you have an active Library account (Join the Library), you can connect with the University’s proxy server to gain access remotely* (outside the University/ Intercollege premises).

*[This service is only available for currently enrolled/ employed University/ Intercollege students and staff]

How do I connect with the University’s proxy server to gain access remotely?


To access e-resources remotely you need to connect with the University proxy server. Choose the browser or device you use from the list below and follow the instructions to change your proxy settings and gain access:

Change proxy settings on your computer:

·         Mozilla Firefox  

·         Google Chrome 

·         Internet Explorer 

·         Microsoft Edge 

·         Mac browsers 


Change proxy settings on your tablet/ smartphone:

·         iOS devices   

·        Android devices

What is my username and password for the University’s proxy server?


When you change your proxy settings, the proxy server responds with a login window. If you have an active Library account (Join the Library), your proxy codes are:

  • Username: your Student ID Number* or Library User ID ** (in capitals)

*Students use their student ID number

**Staff members use the barcode number placed on their Library card

Example: U000N0100

  • Password: your date of birth in reverse order (yyyymmdd)

yyyy = year (1990)
mm = month (03)
dd = day (10)

Example: Date of birth, 10 March 1990 = 19900310