Off-Campus Access to E-Resources

Off-Campus Access to E-resources 遠程存取電子資源

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 is available to alumni and retired members.

Staff and Students

1. Easy Access

No configuration on your PC or web browser is needed

Simply click on any URL with the e-resources and input your Student/Staff/Library ID and library password in the space provided in the following login page that will be popped up from the browser. If both are correct, you will be directed to the selected resource.

Easy Access

If you forget your Library Password, please reset here or click here for enquiries.

 

2. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Set Up and Run a VPN Connection to access the campus network using your Computing ID and CWEM password.

 

Alumni

  • Please apply for Digital Library Service for Alumni (DLSA) to access our resources.
  • No configuration on your PC or web browser is needed
  • The connection to DLSA is identified by the special links to e-resources in the DLSA's Database List and users should input their DLSA ID and Password in the space provided in the following login page that will be popped up from the browser. If both are correct, you will be directed to the selected resource.

DLSA

Retirees

  • Please apply for Digital Library Service for CUHK Retirees (DLSR) to access our resources.
  • No configuration on your PC or web browser is needed
  • The connection to DLSR is identified by the special links to e-resources in the DLSR's Database List and users should input their DLSR ID and Password in the space provided in the following login page that will be popped up from the browser. If both are correct, you will be directed to the selected resource.

DLSR

Patrons of the Shenzhen Research Institute (SZRI)

Database Service

Terms and Conditions

Patrons may download or print a single copy of citation, abstracts, full text or portions that does not contain a significant segment of a database on a reasonable basis, thereof provided that information is used solely for personal, non-commercial use and may not be sold. Massive downloading in any kind is strictly prohibited. Patrons may not share their login with others and use the information in any manner that will infringe the copyright. Patrons who violate these terms and conditions will have their privileges permanently cancelled; serious infringement could lead to civil action or even criminal prosecution.

All other registered users have ‘walk-in’ access as licences allow in CUHK Library premises.

CUHK Library Digital Initiative

 

FAQ

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 requested e-resource 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 is "cookie"?
A: Licence agreements of 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.