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Data Science Orientation: Set Up Your Library Account & Remote Access

Library Account


UC Library Search screenshot, with Sign-in highlighted

Every student automatically has a library account when they begin at UC San Diego. With your account, you can request books for pickup, check due dates, renew books, and request materials from other campuses (including journal articles and book chapters). You can also save records and searches to view them at a later date (Favorites), and set up search alerts.

Go to UC Library Search and sign into your account. You'll be directed to the campus Single Sign-On (SSO) where you login with your Active Directory username and password.

Remote Access

 The Library licenses thousands of electronic resources, including databases, ebooks, and journals. Many of these are not available to the general public. Off-campus, you must use VPN to access them. This identifies you as a UC San Diego student who can use these resources. Otherwise, you could be prompted to login to these sites, or asked to pay for content, which we do not want you to do.

How to access electronic resources

If you are located on-campus, make sure that you are connected to the UCSD-Protected wifi.

If you are located off-campus, start by setting up VPN AnyConnect on your device.

  VPN Instructions