Access to online resources

Access to online resources

UNSW student and staff can access most Library resources wherever you have internet access. Once you have authenticated, we recommend that you sign in to myLibrary for full access to UNSW Library subscriptions.

When you are on campus and logged into the UNSW network, many databases and publishers will recognise that you’re on the UNSW network and give you access to content without you needing to authenticate with your username and password (zID and zPass).

If you are off campus or not on the UNSW network (e.g. using home or hotel or café internet/Wi-Fi), databases and publishers won’t recognise that you're from UNSW and that you should have access. To remotely access the Library’s resources choose one of the following options:

Library website

Access Library resources using your own internet service provider and the Library’s search interface. You will be prompted to authenticate using your zID and password when accessing electronic resources. As long as you keep your browser open, you will remain logged in to Library resources. If you close your browser, you may be presented with the login page again.

UNSW Library VPN

Use the UNSW Library VPN to remotely access UNSW Library subscriptions. For more information including step by step connection guides and support see UNSW VPN Service.

Google Scholar Library links

Set up Google Scholar settings to remotely access UNSW Library subscriptions.

Trove personalised settings

Personalise Trove settings to display UNSW Library holdings.

LibKey Nomad

Browser extension in Chrome that automatically connects students and researchers to UNSW Library-licensed and open access full text articles. Single click access direct from PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Wikipedia with Google Scholar coming soon.

Install LibKey Nomad via the Chrome web store. Choose UNSW Sydney as your institution.

Privacy information: LibKey Nomad does not cache or hold credentials. For more information see Third Iron privacy policy.


Browser extension that automatically connects students and researchers to UNSW Library-licensed and open access full text articles in some Library databases. For use in Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

Install browser plugin via Choose UNSW Australia as your institution.

See Kopernio's privacy information.


Use BrowZine to browse, read and download UNSW Library’s subscribed eJournal content on your mobile device or desktop.

Course resources (students)

Course related online resources may be available in Moodle. Once you are logged in to Moodle you can access listed items as if you are on the UNSW network, no matter where you are.


For more information see System requirements for Library electronic resources or Online resources access checklist.

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