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Alumni Access to e-Resources: FAQs

A guide for alumni on how to access select Goldsmiths e-Resources from home.

Walk-in Access

Tip: The library can offer access to many more online resources on a 'walk-in access' basis. If you require access to a specific online resource contact us on ask [@] to check if we can make it available to visitors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have the same Shibboleth access to e-resources as when I was a Goldsmiths student?

A. Only current staff and students can log in with Shibboleth to access e-Resources. There's a different login procedure for alumni which is explained on the Library Subscribed Resources page.

Q. Why can't alumni access the same e-resources as when they were students?

A. Licensing restrictions from academic publishers often mean we can't allow off-site access to e-resources for alumni.

Q. Can I use articles for work purposes?

A. No. Aumni are not permitted to use the licensed material for Commercial Use, which is defined as use of the Licensed Material for the purpose of monetary reward by means of the sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation of the Licensed Material.

Q. Who do I contact if I can't log in to

A. Please contact  alumni (


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