Answered By: Information Abbotsford
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2018     Views: 1450

Please read the following information carefully.

UFV faculty, staff and students registered in the current semester may access the library's electronic resources from off campus.  This includes e-books and research databases.

Our licensing agreements with the database providers require that users authenticate themselves using a user ID and password.   For details on terms and conditions, see the Terms of Use for Electronic Resources .
Some resources are unrestricted, such as the UFV Library catalogue and some indexes.

Basic Steps

  1. Connect to our Articles & Databases.
  2. Choose the database you want from Popular list or click on Browse All Research Databases.
  3. You can then limit the list by topic.
  4. Click on the database name. It will open a login page in new window or tab.
  5. Enter your student ID number or faculty/employee login.
  6. Enter your password.  (For more information on passwords, see below.)
  7. Click on Submit.
  8. If your information is valid, you will be connected directly to the database of your choice. 

More information on Employee/Student ID numbers

  1. Students:  Your ID number is printed on your registration receipt and on your student/library card.
  2. Faculty/Staff:  Login in using the username and password you log into your work computer with.

More information on Passwords

  1. Your password is the same password used for logging into myUFV to register, etc. Your password should be 8-12 characters long.
  2. NEW USERS: You must log into myUFV once and update your default password before using the proxy login page . The default password (birthdate in the form of YYMMDD) is considered "expired" and needs to be reset in myUFV.
  3. Passwords also expire every 3 years.  If you are having any problems logging into databases, go to myUFV and try to login. You will be prompted to change your password if it has expired.
  4. If you have created a password, but have forgotten what it is, go to the User Name and Password Issues page to reset your password.
  5. The library's proxy file is updated several times throughout the work day. However, there may be a time delay of up to one hour in your password change taking effect. Changes made in the evening will not take effect until the next morning.
  6. If you are unable to reset your password, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 1-888-823-8734
  7. Please note that the library is unable to reset or verify passwords.

If the login does not display

  1. If you have "clicked here", but get "page cannot be found" error message instead of the login page...
  2. If you have "clicked here", but the login page times out...

...the proxy server may be offline. If the login page does not display contact a librarian or the ITS HelpDesk directly (604-864-4610 ; IT Service desk ; ) with the information that the "Library proxy server is currently not available".

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