How do I access resources from off-campus?


1. How do I get to the Library's e-resources from off-campus?

To login to library resources from off-campus click on the blue "Off-Campus Access" button on the upper right-hand side of the library's website. You will be prompted to enter your UMID and password. If you don't have a UMID and password, go to: to create one. Choose "New User, Set Up Account."

2. What if I'm having problems signing in?

If you are unable to sign up for a UMID, please contact the IT Help Desk at 410-706-4357 or  For other questions, contact the HSHSL Information Services Desk (410-706-7995) or email Everly Brown at

3. Who has access?

Generaly, only UMB faculty/staff who are in the UMB payroll system and currently enrolled students (except those in the School of Law*) are allowed off-campus access to e-resources. E-resources include: e-journals, e-books, databases and e-reserves.

*UM faculty, staff and students in the School of Law have access to e-resources through the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.

  • Last Updated Feb 23, 2022
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  1. This answer tells us how to get myUM ID and pw, but says nothing about how to find a login screen where we can use them to get access to the resources..
    by Robert McMahon on Jan 08, 2013
  2. You will be prompted to log in when you click to access a subscription e-resource, such as an electronic journal, database, or book, from the library's website. If you prefer to log in before selecting a particular resource, you can do so by clicking on the blue "Off-Campus Access" in the upper-right of the library's homepage.
    by Michele Nance on Jan 08, 2013