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Connecting from Off-Campus

Some resources, like article databases & e-books, are restricted to UMBC affiliates and on-campus users only.
  • Current UMBC students, staff, and faculty can use Single Sign-on to access e-resources from off-campus.
  • UMBC Alumni and Special Borrowers CANNOT access e-resources from off-campus. Directions to campus.
  • Other USM affiliates must use the access provided by the campus at which they are registered.

Single Sign-on

  1. From the Library's website, or the Library catalog, select the resource you want to use.
  2. When asked to select your campus affiliation, select UMBC.
  3. Log in with your myUMBC username and password.
NOTE: If you are already logged into myUMBC or Blackboard you will be taken directly to the resource after selecting your campus.

Please report any problems using Single Sign-on to the Reference Department at 410-455-2346, or you can e-mail or chat with us at

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