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Accessing Print Materials Off-Campus

The NIC Library & Learning Commons encourages students to contact us if special circumstances make it impossible for them to borrow physical items from our campus locations.

Supporting student success is important to us. We will try our best to accommodate needs within reason.

Accessing E-Resources Off-Campus

Access Library Resources Off-Campus

There are two ways to access electronic Library resources from off-campus.

1. When you run a search and try opening a PDF file or another subscription resource (streaming video or eBook), you will see a pop up asking you to input your User ID and password.

Use the same credentials you would use to access your MyNIC account.

2. When you run a search using Discovery, the main search box on the Library homepage, you will see a yellow banner on the results page. Click "Login for full access".

Use the same credentials you would use to login into your MyNIC account.

Once you have logged into the off-campus server you will be able to run searches and open PDF files without having to continuously log in.

Tips For Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus

  • When you are navigating the databases, use the word prompts listed at the top of the page, such as "Results Page" or "Go Back",  instead of using the browser's forward and back arrows. Using the arrows will sometimes log you out.


  • Ensure that you are using the most current version of your browser
  • Ensure you have enabled cookies on your browser
  • Sometimes access problems are solved by giving the site a moment to load or by refreshing the page


Contact the Library & Learning Commons 

Login credentials not working

Forgot your password

Links not working (can't access databases or open PDF)


Watch this short video on accessing library resources while off-campus