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Access University of Toronto Libraries licensed resources off-campus

When you use licensed University of Toronto resources (like online journals, articles, ebooks, and databases) off campus, you need to be signed into LibrarySearch with your UTORid and password.  

We recommend that when you start a LibrarySearch session, that you login at the beginning.

Only current University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff members can access licensed resources off-campus.

There is no off-campus access to UTL licensed resources for alumni or other external borrowers.

Why do I have to log in when I'm off campus?

Under the terms of our agreements, we must restrict the use of online journals and other licensed web resources to University of Toronto community members.

Therefore, if you are using these resources off-campus, we will connect you to your resource via our my.access service for off-campus users. This identifies you (generically, and not individually) to the resource-provider as a member of our community.

What does my.access mean for you as a user?

  • No separate accounts required. Just have your UTORid and password ready.
  • No browser configuration required.
  • Available anytime, on any computer and browser worldwide. Please be sure to close your browser when done.

More questions? Please see our FAQs about off campus access or contact us.