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Off-Campus Access

How to access databases and other library resources when you are not at LCCC.

How it Works

If you are working from off campus, it is necessary to authenticate before viewing electronic resources. These items are available only to current LCCC students, faculty, and staff.

Off-campus access to the LCCC Library’s electronic resources will require your LCCC email and password.

If you have additional questions, or are experiencing problems with authentication, review the information below, connect via the chat window, or call the research desk at 440-366-4106 (ext. 4106).

Troubleshooting Off-Campus Access

Are you starting at LCCC Library webpages?

In order to access databases and other electronic resources from off campus, you need to log in through the library's webpages. Here are examples of login screens for different library systems.

Note that even if you are on campus, you will need to log in through the Library website. Going directly to a publisher or vendor website will not authenticate you as an LCCC user and you will not be able to access the resource.

If you are attempting to follow a direct link to an article, that link may be incorrect because the articles in databases cannot be bookmarked -- the address generated while searching may be temporary and you will not be able to return to the article. Search for the article again using OneSearch or the A to Z Databases 

Are you using your LCCC email address and password to log in?

In order to authenticate to electronic resources, use the same LCCC email and password you use log into LCCC email, My Campus and Canvas. If you don't remember your username and password, or find your password not working across college services, see the MyCampus page for assistance. 

What software do you need?

You can use any current browser software, such as Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera or Google Chrome. "Cookies" must be enabled on all browsers. 

You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the full text in many databases. The program is free. Download Acrobat Reader 

Common Software Problems:

  • An out of date browser. 

  • Pop-up blockers.

  • Cookie settings. Try adjusting your settings or deleting your cookies. Try using a private or incognito window in your web browser, or trying a different web browser that the one you normally use. This should all you to use the Library's services without interference from any old session cookies.

  • Your browser cache. Clearing it may resolve your problem.

  • Firewall interference. If you are using a computer at work or at school (other than at LCCC), your employer/school may have a firewall in place which prevents you from using the Library services. Try using a computer outside of work/school or consult your employer/school administrator.

What if you still can't connect?

  1. Go to OhioLINK "Where Am I" Connection Information. Note/Copy the information provided and share it with us
  2. Contact the LCCC Library at (440) 366-4106 or e-mail


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