my.access FAQ

Who needs my.access?

If you are off-campus, and you want to use e-journals, indexes, e-books, and other web resources that are licensed by the University of Toronto Libraries or restricted to the UofT community then you need my.access.

This service is available to current UofT students.

How does my.access work?

For example, if you are off-campus, and you want to access an electronic journal (or any other licensed resource from the U of T Libraries, such as an online book or article database):

  1. Start from any University of Toronto Libraries web page.
  2. Follow the links to the journal you need.
  3. Select the journal that you wish to access
  4. At this point you will be asked to log in. You may choose either your UTORid and password (offering single-sign on to UTORmail, Blackboard, and other UofT web services), or your library card/Tcard barcode and pin.
  5. After entering this information you will be connected to the journal you selected.

You'll be asked to log in once per browser session, the first time that you choose a link to any licensed resource. If you then use other journals, indexes, etc. you won't need to log in again, for as long as your browser remains open. 

What is my username and password for my.access?

You may choose to use either your UTORid and password (offering single-sign on to UTORmail, Blackboard, and other UofT web services), or your library card/Tcard barcode and pin.

For help with your UTORid, please go to the Help Desk, First Floor, Robarts Library, or call 978-HELP, or email help.desk@utoronto.ca.

Forgot your library card or TCard password (PIN)? Get it emailed to you.

Please visit any library circulation desk for further help resolving any problems with your password/PIN.

How do I activate my.access?

All you need to use my.access is a valid UofT library card and PIN. For details on how to obtain a Library card please see Library Cards.

To use my.access. My.access sets a browser cookie so that you only have to log in once during each browser session. This cookie disappears when you close your browser.

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How do I exit my.access?

When you close all your open browser windows you will be automatically logged off. NOTE - you will be prompted to log in for each new browser session.

Is there any conflict between my.access and firewalls?

My.access uses the standard http and https ports 80 and 443, and will not conflict with firewalls.

Does my browser have to accept cookies?

Yes, your browser must accept cookies for you to use my.access. 

I maintain a web page with links to U of T-only resources. How can I provide access for off-campus U of T users?

The EZproxy software (which provides the my.access service) will allow off-campus UofT users access to a U of T-only resource: