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Library: Connect from Off-Campus

Connecting from Off-Campus

Abell Library offers off-campus access to electronic resources (such as databases and e-journals) to current students, faculty, and staff. To access these resources off-campus, you will be prompted to sign in with your Austin College network ID and password. See below for more information. (In some instances, you may be prompted instead for your AC ID barcode number and password. This is a known issue we are working to resolve.)

NOTE: For questions regarding your AC network ID, please contact the IT Help Desk at 903-813-2063.

Access to Electronic Resources


You can access any of our online database resources from anywhere on campus, regardless of whether you are on a campus-owned computer or a personal laptop or device connected to wi-fi. From the library's home page, click on the Databases tab to view a complete list of our databases.


Proceed as though you are on-campus, and click on the database you want to use.

  • You will be prompted for your AC email username and password the first time you access a restricted database off-campus. (The username is the portion of your email address before the "@" symbol; password is case-sensitive.)
  • Once you have entered these credentials, continue using all sites (including restricted databases) without having to login.
  • If you close your browser, or time out of the database, you will be prompted to login using the same credentials again.

Library Information


Abell Library Center

900 N. Grand Avenue, Suite 6L

Sherman, TX 75090-4400

Phone: 903-813-2236

Summer 2018 Hours
Days Times
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday CLOSED
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