The AU Library seeks to provide all users with a welcoming, library’s resources, and a good environment. We offer a variety of accessibility services and equipment in support of learning, teaching, and research for all users. You can access to a world class collection, a document delivery service, and guidance on information searching skills development.
Access for all on-campus; login required from off-campus
- Current AU Students, Faculty/Researcher, and Staff
Access to databases from anywhere is available to users in the following categories: Assumption University Students, Faculty/Researcher, and Staff (with AU Account)
If you are using a computer connected to the campus wired or wireless network you have automatic access to many databases with no login required. Use Easy Search or one of our many Search Tools to access all electronic resources.
Connecting from off-campus doesn’t work as seamlessly as on-campus because the databases aren’t able to recognize that you are an AU user.
See How to Set up Proxy for Off-Campus Access
Due to licensing restrictions, limited access (from a public computer at one of our Library locations) is provided for users (who don’t have AU Account), and students who are not currently enrolled or are taking non-credit courses.
Questions & Troubleshooting
Who can use the Electronic Resources?
Off-campus access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff at Assumption University. There are not fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University. However, the Library does have public computers within its facilities which give access to our online resources.
- Current students
- Students who are not currently enrolled
What is a licensed resource?
A licensed electronic resource is an online database to which the University Library subscribes through a contractual, legal agreement. These can include primary source book/journal collections, streaming video services, digitized primary resources, or collections of other secondary sources such as indexing or reference materials.
Most e-resources allow authorized users to:
- Print / Download / Quote for teaching/research/personal uses
- Email articles to other authorized users
How do I create a link to an article or ebook?
Many times students and faculty will need to post links to articles or ebooks directly. These persistent links can be used in an email or document.
Please Use Permalink as the picture below:
*Persistent links are not always found in your browser window. Do not copy and paste the URL from the browser window of the selected resource unless directed to do so.
How can I access library resources from Off-Campus?
To access licensed library electronic resources (e.g e-books, e-journals, and online databases) from Off-Campus, you will need to set up Proxy to your computer.
Please follow the manual on How to set up Proxy
Although we have access to millions of items, we don’t have it all. If you didn’t find the item you’re looking for in the ONE SEARCH, Library Catalog, E-Resources try requesting it through Book Suggestion Service.