University LibraryStudents

Using the library

Accessing online resources

To access online resources including ebooks and journals follow the links from Library Catalogue Plus or from the database you are using. If you are on campus these links will take you straight to the selected resource.

Accessing online resources off campus

We recommend that you use the University's Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to use online resources off-campus. You can download and install the VPN via the links below.

Alternatively once you have found the database platform you want to search look for the login options and search for Loughborough University in the list - this is usually called institutional or shibboleth login. You will then be able to login using your University IT account username and password.

Athens accounts

Please note that you no longer need an Athens account to access online resources. If you have any queries about about Athens please contact us at

Resource specific usernames and passwords

Some journals and databases may require specific usernames and passwords. View the login details for these resources below (log in with your University username and password to view these when prompted).

Acceptable use

Please note that users of online resources are expected to abide by the University's IT Acceptable Use Policy and adhere to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988.