Off-Campus Access to Library Materials

Most databases, journals, and articles require authentication before they can be accessed off-campus.

Requirements for off-campus access

Be a current student, faculty, or staff member

Due to licensing restrictions required by publishers who produce electronic resources, off-campus access to the databases is limited to authorized users. Only currently enrolled students or currently employed staff or faculty of UNLV can access licensed databases from off-campus. Alumni are not eligible for this privilege.

Possess an ACE account

Your ACE account authenticates off-campus access. Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at 702-895-2111 or

Have internet access and an updated web browser

You must be running the most current version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge to connect from off-campus. Some databases only work with certain browsers. If you are having trouble accessing materials, try using a different browser before seeking technical help.

Have cookies and Javascript in your browser enabled and disable any pop-up blockers

Many of the databases and e-journals require that you have cookies and Javascript turned on in your browser. Some use pop-up windows to display information. Check your browser settings for how to turn on these features.

Steps to access library materials remotely

  1. Select a database, journal, article, ebook, streaming video, etc.
  2. Before the item opens, a screen asking for your ACE account username and password will appear.

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