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Connecting from off-campus: Welcome

This guide tells you how to connect to the library resources from off campus and offers some troubleshooting tips if you run into problems.

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Accessing Articles and Databases from Off-Campus

Library resources are licensed for use by currently enrolled UT Tyler students, faculty and staff.  You can access the library's electronic resources from off-campus using your Patriots username and password to authenticate.  These are the same credentials you use to access Blackboard.  This is what you should see when logging in:

If you see a different login prompt, you are not logging into the library's electronic resources. Be sure to start at the library--either the library homepage ( or the guide suggested to you by a librarian.

Get Help

If you need more help, please contact the library:


Please include the following information:

  • Name of database/resource you are accessing
  • The problem you encountered
  • Error messages seen
  • Steps taken
  • Browser name
  • Your location (on-campus, home, etc.)