How can I access UCI’s licensed electronic resources (databases, eBooks, journals, and periodicals)?
Can I pay UCI a ‘membership fee’ or get a library card from the UCI Libraries to gain remote access to UCI’s licensed electronic resources?
Unfortunately, no. A ‘membership fee’ model—wherein for a small fee someone would gain remote access to UCI Libraries' purchases of electronic resources licenses— would collapse the revenue streams for those vendors. To have unrestricted remote access to a vendor’s valuable electronic information, individuals and businesses need to directly purchase or subscribe to a vendors’ products.
Library cards from the UCI Libraries are not linked with UCInetID accounts, so they do not grant remote access to our licensed electronic resources.
Can a current UCI affiliate (i.e. a UCI student/faculty/staff member) send content to me (e.g. email me a PDF), so I don’t have to come to campus?
I’m a graduate of another UC campus. Does that grant me remote access privileges for UCI Libraries' licensed online resources?
Off-campus? Please use the Software VPN and choose the group UCIFull to access licensed content. For more information, please Click here
Software VPN is not available for guests, so they may not have access to some content when connecting from off-campus.