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What is Changing? When is it Changing?

With an anticipated start date of May 25, 2023 (some resources might migrate a bit sooner, some later), users will login to library resources (ebooks, streaming videos, articles, databases) via a different authentication system. 

We previously used EZProxy to manage logins (using your CLC ID number as your login).

We are moving to OpenAthens (using your CLC email credentials to login)

What Will I Use to Log In to Library Resources?

  • Current students and all employee groups: Login using your CLC credentials (email/password). You will no longer use your CLC ID number to access licensed materials. Materials will continue to be available to you from both on campus and from remote locations. 
  • Campus Visitors: Login information will be posted at each campus library. Please note that due to licensing restrictions not all electronic content can be made available to guest users. If you have questions please contact us

What is OpenAthens?

OpenAthens in an authentication service that allows students and employees to access subscription-based electronic resources both on and off campus. We preiviously used EZProxy to manage user logins. OpenAthens replaces that service.

OpenAthens allows users to login to resources more securely (using user designated passwords) and allows access to some content directly via vendor/publisher websites (more on that provided in the "logging in" portion of this guide). 

Please note: OpenAthens is a “gateway” service to facilitate access to publisher content. It does not include any content of its own.

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