Remote Access to Online Resources: Off-campus access

How to access online journal articles, e-books and use SEEKER when you are away from the University.

Access to Online Resources

We can only provide access to online resources to current Staff and Students of the University of St Andrews.

No matter how remote you can still access online resources.  Image of sheep on a hillside.

We recommend you use links to online resources found from a link through Search, the A-Z Database List,  or your Subject Guide to ensure you get a link which will allow you to login.

For some e-resources you'll be taken straight to the University Single Sign-on page (see step 4), for others:

Step 1: Look for a Login or Sign in option, such as:

  • Institutional Login or Sign in via your institution
  • Shibboleth

Step 2: You may be asked to select you location, select United Kingdom 

Step 3: Select University of St Andrews either from a list or from a search box

Step 4: You'll be directed to the University of St Andrews Single Sign-on Page

Image of the University of St Andrews Single Sign on page.  St Andrews Shibboleth IDP Shibboleth Protected Resource.  Single sign on (SSO) enables you to log in only once to gain access to the systems and applications that you have permission to use, without being prompted to log in again for each system.  Username.  Password.  Login. For security reasons please log out and exit your web browser when you have finished accessing services that require authentication. Please do not bookmark this page.  The Login will only work if you have been redirected to this page automatically by the resource you wish to access.  If you have not been redirected please now visit the resource.

Login with your University of St Andrews username and password

NB: enter your username without

Whilst most databases are listed on this guide, there may be a few not included. A full list of databases can be found on our A-Z database list

Search the Library

Inter-Library Loans

If, after following the remote access options, you find that we do not have a book, article or thesis you need, use the Inter-Library Loans service to request it.

Make a request! 

More information is available in our Inter-Library Loans guide.

Any questions or problems making a request? Email:

Chat with us

You can chat online with a member of Library staff, this service is available:

  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm