Answered By: Anna Wigtil
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017     Views: 252

The UNL Libraries restrict access to many databases from off campus due to the database vendors' contract stipulations.

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member at UNL, you can access databases from off campus as long as you are logged into your My Library Account. Go to and click on "My Library Account" below the search bar. If you have not used My Library Account before, you will need to create one. My Library Account is separate from your email/Blackboard login.

You will need to log in to My Library Account even if you are using the UNL VPN.

If you are unable to access the databases from off campus even when logged in, contact the Circulation desk at 402-472-9568 and they will check to make sure your account is authorized to access the databases.

If you are not a student/staff/faculty member at UNL, you can access our databases only from within the UNL Libraries--you will just need to get a community user card. This card is free if you are looking to only use the computers; you will need to pay a fee in order to check out books.