Logging on via the Library home page
On the Library home page choose the "Access resources off-campus" link at the top left of the page. Type in your Brunel University network username and password (i.e.: the same credentials as for Brunel Sign In). Note for administration staff only: you will need to prefix your username with the administration domain and a backslash, for example enter: administration\username).
Contact email@example.com or visit LibTech on the Library ground floor if you need help with your Brunel network username and password, or register for the Brunel Network Account Management Password Self Service (use the fourth button on your first visit, use one of the three other options on subsequent visits).
Resources that require a separate password
Some resources are not compatible with Brunel Sign In and require a separate username and password. There are links to our password list for all such databases and journals on the relevant database and e-journal pages. The full list of passwords can also be seen on our "Password protected resources" page. To access the password page you will need to log on to the University Intranet using your network username and password (as above).
For off-campus access, most of our links will give you access to the resources. You may also use Library Search, our single search software. You should not need to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) but this is still available. For more information on how to download the AnyConnect VPN Universal application and install it on your personal computer, visit the Brunel Connect Portal and select the 'Connect To' tab.
Wireless access on campus: first-time users should make a Wi-Fi connection to the SignUp4Wifi@Brunel network to register your laptop computer or mobile device by following the instructions at the Connect Portal. Once you have done so you will be permitted wireless web access via the Wifi@Brunel network. If you encounter any problems with wireless access contact the Connect team through the Connect portal's Help tab, or visit LibTech in the Library (see: opening hours).
Alternative access to resources
You may search across several resources at the same time using Library Search, our single search software, which is accessible from the search box on the Library home page. Follow the instructions above for logging on. If you find you cannot connect to an electronic resource please try our "Alternative" links - just look below the description for each database on our Databases A-Z web pages.
There may also be access to freely available or Open Access items - you may check via Brunel's special Google Scholar link or try a browser add-on button for Brunel such as LibX toolbar - both of these services are integrated with Brunel's digital holdings. Also read the following sections.