Access Electronic Resources from Home
how to find, connect, use
Remote access to library databases and electronic journals is available to current students, staff and faculty of Boston College. BC students must be currently enrolled in classes and listed as "active" with Student Services in order to sign-in and use library resources from off-campus.
When accessing restricted library resources you will be prompted to enter your Boston College username and password. Your username is the same username that you use to sign in to e-mail (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
To report problems with accessing the Libraries' electronic resources, complete the Online Access Problems form (sign in required) or call the O'Neill Library Reference Desk at 617-552-4472.
Additional remote access information is available from the BC Information Technology Services Help Center. Here you will find information on Connecting to the BC Network from off-campus by using a modem to dial-in or using VPN. NOTE: You do not need VPN to access the Libraries' electronic resources, only your Boston College credentials as mentioned above.