Library Learning Commons

Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus

The CSC Library subscribes to a variety of article and book databases to facilitate campus research. When students, faculty, and staff are on campus and using the local area network (LAN), they need only to go to the Library Learning Common's website -- http://www.csc.edu/library/ -- to gain access to these resources.

However, when students, faculty, and staff are off campus, they are no longer on the LAN. This means that an additional step is required to gain access. Because databases are limited to students, faculty, and staff, it is necessary to enter CSC credentials to access these resources from off-campus

At the beginning of the year, Information Technology (IT) sends a set of three usernames and passwords to students. These usernames and passwords provide access to various campus resources, including:

MyCSC/NUID
Username looks like – 99999999 (8 digit ID)
Used for – Course enrollment, Accessing grades & transcripts, Billing/payment status
Campus
Username looks like – john.student OR jostud
Used for – EagleMail, library databases, Tk20, device registration, on campus computers
Sakai
Username looks like – john.student OR jostud
Used for – Online course materials

When you try to access library resources (ebooks, article databases, etc.) from off campus, you will see a login prompt (example below). To access the library resources, enter your campus username and password.

Example of Login Page

If you’re not sure of your password or if you have other technology issues, contact the IT Help Desk. The IT Help Desk is open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-7:30pm and Friday 7:30am-4:30pm. They can be reached:

When contacting IT about password issues, you will need to provide your name and permanent home address before IT can reset your password.

If you have any questions about research or how to find academic resources, contact the Library: