Off-campus users

Who is an off-campus user?

An off-campus user is any Tufts University staff, student, or faculty member wishing to access library materials and resources while not physically located on campus. 

Alumni and visitors should use our Alumni Help and Visitor Help pages, respectively, as they are not considered off-campus users.

Accessing e-resources while off campus

If you are a current student, staff, or faculty member, you can access all e-resources, such as journal articles, books, and databases, no matter where you are physically located. You can begin your search using JumboSearch or one of our many databases and log in when prompted with your Tufts username and password.

The Tufts VPN (Virtual Private Network) AnyConnect application from TTS makes this process even more seamless. It minimizes the times you need to log in and allows you to access library and Tufts e-resources as if you were on campus. We strongly encourage you to download, install, and use it.

Creating shareable links to library resources

Use this guide to create links to library resources for other members of the Tufts community. Links without the proper format may not be accessible to off-campus users. 

Accessing print resources while off-campus

Tisch Library's scan and deliver service allows current students, staff, and faculty to request and receive scanned copies of print resources in its collections. You can request one journal article, two chapters, or 20% of a book at a time.

Questions and Troubleshooting

If you have trouble logging into a resource from off-campus:

  • Make sure that you are using your Tufts username and password.
  • Try logging in using a different browser--sometimes, browser plug-ins can interfere with library access.
  • If more than one link is listed for an item, try using those other links.
  • If the problem persists, please let us know via chat or email.