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Accessing e-resources @ HKBU Library: OpenAthens Authentication

This guide will provide information on accessing HKBU Library e-resources,both on and off-campus.

Access library resources using OpenAthens

Access library resources using OpenAthens

Starting in September 2021, HKBU Library is progressively introducing a new authentication system called "OpenAthens" to enhance access our online resources. All library users will be asked to authenticate to access library e-resources both on and off campus.  

Users will only need to authenticate to OpenAthens once per session. Each session stays active for up to 8 hours, unless you clear your browser cache and cookies. 

During the transition, our legacy authentication system (EZproxy) will run parallel to OpenAthens to help ensure there is no disruption to e-resource access.

 

What is OpenAthens

                            What is OpenAthens?

OpenAthens is an identity and IP-based authentication system that provides access to the library's e-resources via single sign-on (SSO) technology. 

User login credential

User login credentials

User Type Login credentials
Students, Faculty, and Staff  HKBU SSOid and Password
Graduate Borrowers, JULAC Card holders Library card barcode and Password 
Walk-in Users
(e.g. visitors with Special Entry Permission) 
Visit Information Desk (Level 3) of Main Library to get credentials for logging into Library public PCs and authentication through OpenAthens.

Remarks:

  1. Graduate Borrowers, JULAC Card holders, and walk-in users must use a Library public PC for full access to HKBU Library e-resources.
  2. Graduate Borrowers that have selected eligible service packages may use their Library Card barcode and password to access selected e-resources from off campus.

 

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