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COVID-19: Use the Library From Off Campus

Connect to the Library from Off Campus

There are several ways you can access library services from home, and the links below will help you navigate how to do so.

Access Online Materials

How to access Science Direct Remotely from Home

Follow these steps to request remote access for your account:

  1. Go to the ScienceDirect main page.
  2. Click 'Remote access’ in the footer of the page. The ‘Apply for remote access’ dialog displays.


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  1. Enter your email address and click 'Continue’.
    • You may be requested to select your organisation if more than one account or organization is associated with your email address.
  2. If you are not registered in ScienceDirect, the registration page displays.
    Either register for an account with ScienceDirect and click ‘Register’ or click ‘Continue without registering’.
  3. You will receive an email with a remote access activation link. Click the link to activate your account.

After completing these steps:

  • You may be prompted to sign in.
  • You will have remote access for 180 days to your account.
  • Your access will automatically be extended each time you sign into your account.
  • You may need to repeat this process, if you do not sign in to ScienceDirect for a long time.

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Tutoring Help

All tutoring is currently being offered remotely via Blackboard Collaborate until further notice.
To reach someone directly please call our central number at 774-357-4013,  or email us at You can also schedule your own appointments in the College Resource tab within AccessBCC, or contact us through our chat service in the College Resource tab within AccessBCC.

For writing help, the Writing Center will be offering drop in virtual chat with a Writing Center tutor 7 days a week.

Mon - Thu 9 AM - 8 PM
Fri 9 AM - 7 PM
Sat 10 AM - 6 PM
Sun Noon - 5 PM

You can access this service via the Learning Commons Chat feature in AccessBCC.

We will also be continuing our feedback on drafts via email.

Thinking Storm is also an available option as well!

Wifi Information for Students & Faculty

Blackboard Help