Improved Off-Campus Access to Library e-resources

Starting in the middle of December, the Library will be changing to a new method of authenticating off-campus users who want to use the Library’s electronic resources (articles, ebooks, journals, etc.)

The new system will allow users to access e-resources by entering their my.ryerson username and password instead of using the existing system of entering name, barcode and PIN number

New authentication screen:

Off-campus users who are already in Blackboard will not be required to re-authenticate when accessing Library resources.

You will still need your barcode and PIN for access to your Library record to renew books, check your holds and track your reading history.

Starting in mid-December, the Library will begin making the necessary changes to its web pages and catalogue to accommodate this new system. This will mean that for a short period of time you may encounter both methods of authentication. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The current authentication system will continue to function until the summer of 2008 to allow faculty members sufficient time to update any links that they may have in Blackboard. Instructions for revising links are available on the Library website.

If you are off-campus, you can preview the new system by connecting to Canadian Newsstand.

If you have comments or concerns, please use the comments link below.

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