Logging on via the Library home page
On the Library home page choose the "Access resources off-campus" link at the top left of the page. Type in your Brunel University network username and password (i.e.: the same credentials as for Brunel Sign In).
The username is the same one you use to login to the University computers, e.g.: me12ikb (not your student ID number; do not prefix your username with the domain and a backslash).
The password is the same one that you use to login to the University computers (it is not your student ID number). Contact email@example.com (Library ground floor) if you need help with your Brunel network username and password, or register for Brunel's Password Portal and then use the third button to reset it.
Resources that require a separate password
Some resources are not compatible with the normal login system and require a separate username and password. There are links to our password list for all such databases and journals on the relevant database and e-journal pages. The full list of passwords can also be seen on our "Password protected resources" page. To access the password page you will need to log on to the University Intranet using your network username and password (as above).
For off-campus access, most of our links will give you access to the resources. You may also use Library Search, our single search software. You should not need to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) any more, but this is still available. For more information on how to download the AnyConnect VPN Universal application and install it on your personal computer, visit the Computer Centre's Connect portal and select the 'Connect To' tab.
For wireless access on campus, make a Wi-Fi connection to the SignUp4Wifi@Brunel network. Register your laptop computer by following the instructions at the Connect portal to set up wireless access on Wifi@Brunel. If you encounter any problems with wireless access contact the Connect team through the Connect portal's Help tab, or visit the Connect Advisory Service in the foyer of the Bannerman Centre (opening times are advertised on the door and are subject to change).
Alternative access to resources
You may search across several resources at the same time using Library Search, our single search software, which is accessible from the search box on the Library's home page. Follow the instructions above for logging in to the e-Library. If you find you cannot connect to an electronic resource then it could be that a firewall is blocking access to the e-Library. In such cases, please try our "Alternative" links - just look below the description for each database on our Databases A-Z web pages - also read the following sections.