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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 e-resources using OpenAthens

HKBU Library uses a authentication system called "OpenAthens" to enhance access our online e-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 close the window or clear your browser cache and cookies.  


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 email address and Password
Graduate Borrowers, JULAC Card holders* Library card barcode and Password 
Walk-in Users*
(e.g. visitors with Special Entry Permission) 
Visit User Services Counter (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 who has selected eligible service packages with remote access e-resources may use their Library Card barcode and password to access selected e-resources from off campus.


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