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Off-Campus Access to E-Resources

Off-Campus Access to Subscribed E-Resources

Library's subscribed e-resources can be accessed remotely by CUHK current students, faculty and staff, alumni and retired members.  Due to license agreement restrictions, only a selected list of e-resources are available to alumni and retired members.  

CUHK Current Students, Faculty and Staff

1. Easy Access

Please use your Student/Staff/Library ID and Library Password to login Easy Access. 

Easy Access requires no configuration on your PC or web browser.  The connection is identified by the prefix "http://easyaccess.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/login?url=" in the URL of the web-based resources.  

Please simply click on any URL with this prefix (e.g. the Easy Access URL of EBSCO is http://easyaccess.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/), and input your Student/Staff/Library ID and Library Password in the space provided in the following page that will be popped up from an off-campus computer.  If both are correct, you will be directed to the selected resource. 


If you forget your Library Password, please reset it in this page: https://library.cuhk.edu.hk/pinreset.  You may also contact the Circulation Counter in person, by e-mail: ulcir@lib.cuhk.edu.hk or by phone: 3943-7306 for further enquiries.

2. VPN

3. Library Proxy Server (Will be decommissioned by July 2015)


CUHK Alumni

Please apply for Digital Library Service for Alumni (DLSA) and use DLSA ID and password to login Easy Access.


CUHK Retired members

Please apply for Digital Library Service for CUHK Retirees (DLSR) and use DLSR ID and password to login Easy Access.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I still use existing VPN or Library Proxy for remote access?
A: Please use VPN only after July 2015.

Q: Do I need to apply an account for Easy Access?
A: Current CUHK staff and students can just use their Student/Staff/Library ID and Password for login.  Alumni and retired members are required to apply for Digital Library Service for Alumni and Digital Library Service for CUHK Retirees respectively.

Q: What should I set up or install for Easy Access?
A: No, you have nothing to set up or install on your PC.

Q: Will I be prompted for login if I am using Campus network or using the PCs inside the University Library?
A: No. If you are on CUHK campus and click on the Easy Access URL, you will be directed to the e-resources directly.

Q: Can I use Easy Access for all e-resources?
A: No. Easy Access is for web-based e-resources only.  It does not support free online resources and ULS developed databases.

Q: Why my session was locked?
A: Currently each user can open up to 2 simultaneous sessions for each account.  When this limit is reached, one of the previous sessions will be automatically locked.

Q: What's the "cookie" ?
A: Licensing agreements e-resources require that access be extended only to authorized users. Once you have been validated by this system, a "cookie" is sent to your browser as an ongoing indication of your authorization to access these databases. It will only need to be set once during login.
If you are using a personal firewall, you may need to change its configuration to allow the required cookie to be set. As you access these resources, they may also use cookies. Your ability to use those databases may depend on whether or not the browser you re using allows those cookies to be set.

Q: How to exit Easy Access
A: Close all your Internet browser windows and you will be automatically logged off or else other people can use your session.


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