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If you are unable to access library resources from off-campus, visit the Library FAQ for helpful information.

Why Can't I Log Into Library Resources? (Library FAQ)

Library Login Instructions

Off-Campus Library Log In (Access ebooks & databases while using an off-campus Internet connection)

    VIDEO: Off-Campus Log-in (Online Library Tutorial) Watch this brief video for an overview of the off-campus login process.

Why am I required to log in before accessing ebooks and article databases? Access to licensed research databases is restricted to current students and employees of ECPI University. When using an off-campus Internet connection, you must log in to verify that you are a student, graduate, or employee of ECPI University. (Note: Graduates may need to reset their password to access electronic resources.)

How do I log in? When logging in from "off campus," you will be prompted for a username and password.

When do I log in? When you open a database, reference, or ebook resource you will be prompted to log in. You do not have to log in to search the catalog.


The student username is the student ID. (Example = jandoe8788)
The student password is the student's Canvas password.


The employee username is the employee's email username. (Example = jsmith)
The employee password is the employee's email password.

What if my login isn't working?  Visit the Library FAQ: Why Can't I Log Into Online Library Resources? for helpful information. If you need further assistance logging in, IT staff can help with password resets and access issues.  You can contact IT staff by going to the IT Support Services website or by using the IT Live Chat.


Are there any additional troubleshooting tips?

  • Cookies must be enabled within your web browser (i.e. Edge, Chrome, Safari).
  • If you recently changed your ECPI University network password, you may need to clear the Internet history/cache within your browser before logging into Library databases.
  • Some users are unable to access EBSCO databases and receive the following error message: “A system problem has occurred.  To begin a new session, please login again.” If you receive this error message, you may need to switch web browsers.  Try using Google Chrome.


Why do I have to enter my full email address when using O'Reilly? O'Reilly works differently from other library resources. The O'Reilly platform requires all on-campus and off-campus users to create a O'Reilly user account with their ECPI University student/employee email. Visit the O'Reilly Login Instructions LibGuide for step-by-step instructions.