Access to Library Electronic Resources
The University of Alberta Library licenses a wide range of electronic journals, ebooks, abstracting/indexing databases, and numerical databases from commercial vendors. These licenses restrict use of these resources to primary affiliates, i.e. current University students, faculty and staff (based on valid student or employee numbers). However, our licenses do permit "walk-in"/on-campus use by guest affiliates and the wider community at public computer stations within the University Library or via the University of Alberta wireless network (UWS).
For more specific license information, click on the "Conditions of Use" symbols (listed below) for individual titles in the Databases Titles List. If you have further questions, please submit them via the following email form.
Use of this product is restricted to members of the University of Alberta community and to users of the Library's physical facilities (ie. Library Network Access ID users).
Use of this product is restricted to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Alberta and requires first-time users to create an individual registration. When registering for library databases, please use your University of Alberta email address.
Open Access resource and is not licensed by the University of Alberta. The contents are open to all users.
PRIMARY CCIDs (Current U of A students, faculty and staff)
Remote access (from outside the University computing network) to library licensed online resources by primary members of the University community (current students, faculty and staff) requires login to the Library's proxy server using a personal Campus Computing ID (CCID).
Those with CCIDs who are no longer current students, faculty or staff, with the exception of Professors Emeriti, will not have remote access to library online resources.
Problems logging in to the proxy server should be reported using the following web form.
TEMPORARY CAMPUS COMPUTING IDs
Temporary Campus Computing IDs (Temporary CCIDs) are issued by U of A faculties/departments to those without a primary affiliation but who maintain a “direct benefit" relationship to the University of Alberta, e.g. academic visitors, AASUA/NASA staff, St. Stephens College students and staff.
Those with Temporary CCIDs will have on-campus access to library online resources via library computers, computers in campus offices or labs, or via the University of Alberta wireless network but will not have off-campus access to these resources.
Temporary CCIDs must be renewed by the sponsoring department, normally, on an annual basis. For more information on Guest CCIDs, see I’m a guest at the university, how do I get a CCID?
LIBRARY NETWORK ACCESS IDs
Those without a current primary or guest relationship to the University of Alberta (e.g. members of the general public, students from other educational institutions) may access U of A Library resources on-campus using a Library Network Access ID.
Library Network Access IDs are available at Library Service Desks with photo identification.
Acceptable photo identification:
- Current University of Alberta staff, student, or Alumni ONEcards
- Current NEOS Member Library (eg. MacEwan University) staff or student card with photo
- Valid driver's license from any country
- Current government issued photo identification from any province or country
- Current high school, college, or university student identification
- Current passport from any country
Examples that are not acceptable:
- Fitness or sports club memberships
- Workplace identification
- Association or trade union identification