Online Learning: Off-Campus Access

A research guide to help faculty and students find, access, and navigate online materials available through the library

Authentication Process

To access library materials off-campus, you need to go through an "authentication process." This process lets our vendors know that you are affiliated with Marquette. See below for the two types of authentication. 

Library Login

You can access MOST library materials using Library Login without the VPN. Please try to access materials without using the VPN, as there are many people trying to use it at the moment. 

To access most articles, databases, ebooks, and streaming videos, you will need to "log in" to the library to verify your identity. 

If you select a database from the A-Z list or click on an item from the library catalog, you will be directed to this screen. Enter your Marqnet credentials (what you use for Checkmarq). After you input your credentials, you will be directed to the resource you wanted. 

Library login screenshot


If you want to use MarqCat+, you will see a screen like this. Click on the "Hello Guest. Login for Full Access"

This will take you to the library login authentication portal. Fill in your Marquette credentials. Click Submit. It will then direct you back to your original search results page from MarqCat+. 

VPN

GlobalProtect VPN login windowSome library resources cannot be accessed from off-campus via the Library Login method. A VPN connection is required for these.

Follow the instructions for downloading the VPN client on your mobile device and your computer. (Both are needed.)

  1. Connect to the GlobalProtect VPN using your MARQNET Username and password
  2. Acknowledge the message received on your mobile device (iPhone, Android, tablet, etc.). Once the message is acknowledged the VPN will connect to Marquette's network.
  3. Go to the Library website and start your research

Questions? Contact ITS Help Desk: (414) 288-7799 or helpdesk@marquette.edu .