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Using the Library and Learning Commons from off Campus: Remote Library Services

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We may be remote, but we're still here to help! Use this guide to access our online services, get help from librarians and/or tutors, and access databases, subject guides, and tutorials. Questions? Use the CHAT box to the right.

Access Online Materials

Need Help?

Need a little extra one-on-one library or research help? Make an hour-long appointment with a reference librarian, visit the

 Book-A-Librarian page.

Have a quick question? Try the CHAT box on the right-hand side of the page.

Need a subject tutor or writing help? Check out the Learning Commons - Tutoring Services tab at the top of this guide.

Remote Access for Science Direct

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.


remote access


  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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