The following computer system requirements are recommended for accessing UNSW Library's electronic resources.
Recent versions of:
For mobile phone compatibility, UNSW students and staff should use Uni-Verse (the official UNSW mobile app) when searching the Library collection.
For browser tools to help you access resources when off campus, see search tools and plugins.
Access to UNSW Library's electronic resources may be prevented by Internet security software on personal computers (e.g. Norton Internet Security, Symantec) or firewall restrictions at a non-campus location (e.g. your workplace). This may be indicated by the following type of error messages:
Turn off the software temporarily and check if this restores access. Contact your IT consultant for assistance.
Other Library membership groups can sign in to myLibrary with your current Library membership ID and password. Contact us if you do not have your login details.
When off campus, you will be prompted with an initial login screen that requires your UNSW staff / student zID number and zPass. UNSW Library supports single sign on and automatically applies your off-campus authentication credentials to myLibrary.
Some resources require additional resource-specific usernames and passwords. Resource access login information will appear in a new tab/window when you select the relevant link under View it on the Library collection record. Login details and passwords are for UNSW individual use only and must not be shared or bookmarked. Authentication details are subject to change.
Some client and membership groups are not eligible for University-wide authentication and are currently unable to access some resources and systems requiring a UNSW staff/student zID number and zPass.
In order to replicate on-campus access to Library resources, UNSW students and staff will need to connect via the UNSW Library Resource VPN URL address. This is not available via the general or group-based access VPN addresses. For more information on using the Library Resource VPN, step by step connection guides and support see UNSW remote access (VPN) service.