Prepare: passwords and access

The Library subscribes to a wide range of digital resources including electronic journals, electronic books, and databases. To access these resources you must be a member of the College and you must have an Imperial ICT account.

Library Search

Access is free to anyone with an internet connection. You will need  your College username and password to view your loans, renew books and make document delivery requests using Library Search.

Databases, online books and journals, and other online resources

To access the majority of these you will need to be a member of College. We would advise that for the best off-campus access you install the College’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) This is provided by ICT.

You will need your College username and password when asked to login to any online resources using one of the following options :

  • Login via UK Federation
  • Institutional Login
  • Shibboleth

More help can be found at the library website.

For a small number of online databases or resources you will need a separate username and password. You will find this information using the Passwords list’ at the library website.


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