Off-campus Access

Please note: Starting December 12, 2022, McMaster students, faculty, and staff will use their Office 365 login credentials to access the library’s electronic resources from off-campus. Alumni and courtesy users will use the email address we have on file to access electronic resources.

Using our bookmarklet to access resources? You will need to update the bookmarklet on Monday December 12. See "Install a browser bookmarklet" below.

Alumni users should access resources using the links listed on the Alumni Library Services page.


It's simple: use the library's website to find the electronic resource you want (database, journal, e-book, etc.), and you will be prompted to log in with your MacID when you click the link.

McMaster VPN activation is not needed to access the library’s electronic resources.

Looking for other options? Read on.