The easiest way to access library resources from off-campus is to connect through the Library website. When you connect to a database, journal, article, ebook, streaming video, etc. through the library's site you will be asked to sign in to Boston College.
We use OpenAthens to connect to many library resources. Some publisher sites allow you to login using OpenAthens or Institutional Login. If you find this option on a publisher site you can login with your BC username and password. You may need to choose "OpenAthens Federation".
On many publisher websites, you will see a Login button. Log in using the Institutional Login or OpenAthens Login (wording will vary by publisher), select Boston College from the institution list and login with your BC username and password. If you are asked to select a federation, please select OpenAthens Federation.
You must be a currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member to sign in from off-campus.
OpenAthens is our primary way to allow access to electronic resources both on and off campus. When sharing a link to library resources by email, or in Canvas, be sure to use links accessed through the library's website. See Linking to Library Resources for more details.