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OpenAthens is a way of providing you with access to the e-resources that the library owns, without having to remember lots of different usernames and passwords. This is also called 'authentication'. Just use your Newman network username and password to get access!

If you're accessing e-resources on campus many of them automatically recognise that you are from Newman University, and you won't need to log in using OpenAthens. For other e-resources, and always off campus, use your network username and password to log in using OpenAthens.

How to log in using OpenAthens

You can can also use our instruction below to find out how to log in to OpenAthens.

When you access OpenAthens authenticated resources, one of the following log in screens may appear:

Select Newman University from the drop down list.

Picture of OpenAthens log in box. There is a drop down menu listing different academic institutions

Do not use the 'Sign in with an OpenAthens' section.

In the 'Find your organisation' section, type Newman University into the 'Search' box. 

Picture of the OpenAthens log in box. There are two sections. The first section is where users can sign in with an OpenAthens account. The second section is entitled find you organisation. It has a search box where you can search for the name of your institution.

You'll then be re-directed to a login page, which will look different depending on what browser you're using.

Use your Newman username and password to log in.

Picture of log in screen. There is a picture of Newman University on the left hand side. On the right hand side there are fields to enter the username and password

Use your Newman username and password to log in.

Picture of log in screen. There are fields to enter the username and password.

Once you've logged in, you will be able to access the e-resource. 

Whilst that browser is open you'll also be able to carry on accessing any other OpenAthens authenticated resources without logging in.

Getting help with OpenAthens

You can use Just Ask to search our FAQs for help on using OpenAthens.

Ask for help from our Academic Service Librarians. You can visit in person at the Library Enquiry Desk on level 2, email library-enquiries@newman.ac.uk or call on 0121 476 1181 ext 1413.

Forgotten your IT Services network account details? If you have previously set up the reset your password function, you can do this yourself. If not, contact IT Services helpdesk, email support@newman.ac.uk or telephone on ext. 2293.

Access to our e-resources is not available for alumni, retired staff or external borrowers.

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