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Off-Campus Access

How to access Library Resources from an Off-Campus computer

Access to online databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library is restricted to current Florida Memorial University (FMU) students, faculty and staff. These online resources are “ licensed from service providers” who rely on IP-addresses or IP-ranges registered to FMU for authentication of “authorized users.” This means that users on-campus and connecting from a campus IP-address are allowed access to the databases automatically, but those using computers with a different IP number from off-campus, are refused access. If you are connecting from off-campus, the Nathan W. Collier library provides “authorized user” authentication and access to these licensed databases through the Web-Access-Management (WAM) system of the Library’s Millennium Web-OPAC, by Innovative Interfaces.

Web-Access-Management (WAM) enables access to our online databases by serving as an on-campus intermediary and provides a valid IP address by passing information between off-campus users and restricted online resources. Authentication through this system requires a Login, thus ensuring compliance with vendor restrictions. The Login used by the Library is your campus ID-Card 14-digit barcode number, which is also your Library Account Number. You will only be required to authenticate against WAM when accessing resources from off-campus.

WAM normally requires no configuration of your web-browser on your part. From wherever you are, just click on the “Databases” link from our web-site or the web-opac home page that leads to a list of online libraryresources. WAM should work with all standard Web-browsers, i.e., Firefox, Explorer, AOL, etc., using any Internet Service Provider, including dial-up or fast-access services.

Connecting To your record from Off-Campus :

You need a computer with an Internet connection and a Web-browser.

  • Navigate to the Library Homepage: http://www.fmuniv.edu/library or to the Library’s OPAC homepage: http://library.fmuniv.edu/.
  • From either of the above locations, select the Patron Record link. Note: The Patron Record link is under the My Library drop down menu on the OPAC homepage.

Connecting to a Database from Off-Campus :

You need a computer with an Internet connection and a Web-browser.

  • Navigate to the Library Homepage: http://www.fmuniv.edu/library or to the Library’s OPAC homepage: http://library.fmuniv.edu/.
  • From either of the above locations, select the Databases link.
  • Select a database and follow Logon procedure.
  • Enter your Name as printed on your University ID-card.
  • Enter your Barcode, the 14-digit number on the front of your ID-card.

Access to the following library resources are freely available to all (regardless of location) and do not require authentication. You only need to have Internet access:

All other electronic resources are available to only current FMU students, faculty and staff by way of your campus ID-card, as described above. These resources include:

If you need help call one of the following numbers: 305-626-3649 (Library Technology Office) or 305-626-3640 (Circulation Desk).

You may also call the Reference Desk at 305-626-3647, or contact our “ASK A LIBRARIAN” service on the website, or at 305-626-3787, and we will get back to you soon!