Can I access the library’s databases from home?

W&L students, faculty, and staff can use our subscription databases from off-campus locations throughout the world.

You MUST enter the database, such as JSTOR, through the library site.  You will be prompted to enter your network ID and password. You cannot go directly to database sites, such as

Connection Problems:

Occasionally off-campus W&L researchers are not prompted for a network ID and password when they connect to one of our databases. If this happens, try the following:

  • Go to the proxy server login page;
  • Use your network ID and password;
  • Navigate to the desired database.

If the steps above do not work then the problem may be the security setting on the computer or the network you are using.  The firewall on some institutional or corporate networks may prevent access our databases.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

Category: Research Help, Technology

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