Off Campus Access

We recommend always logging in to OneSearch from on or off campus. You will need log in to access all the resources available or to view your Library account. Once you have logged in you should not have to log in again unless you close and reopen your browser or leave the session inactive for more than 30 minutes. If you are using our A-Z list of databases you will be automatically required to log in to the database, unless you have already logged in to OneSearch.

If you are using Moodle and following links to your resource lists you will also be required to log in if you are off campus.

If you are browsing the Web and finding articles or Ebooks that you want to read then you will need to log in to whatever site you have found - bearing in mind that the Library may not have a subscription. You will need to look for links that are similar to:

  • Institutional login
  • Shibboleth
  • UK Access Management Federation

Choose Lancaster University from any list of institutions and you will be taken to our local WebLogin page, where you use your network username and password.

Please ignore any OpenAthens or Athens links as Lancaster does not use that service.

Problems Logging In?

If you have forgotten your network password or you have not used or changed it within the last year please contact the Lancaster University Ghana IT Helpdesk, who will be able to advise.

I get a blank page after logging in using VPN

Check your browser's proxy settings are configured correctly for the University network and try again. See the appropriate ISS guide for setting up your VPN connection and web browser.