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Why Remote Access?

If you want to do your research from off campus, remote access will allow you to read eBooks and search the library databases.


What is Remote Access?

If you are on campus, you'll be able to do all the things discussed in this guide -- search for books, view eBooks, find and download articles.  If you're off campus, you can still do these things, but you'll have to sign in first.  This process is called remote access.  Remote access makes it easy to do your research at any time of day or night without needing to come to the library.


Step 1: Activate your Bear Card

Before you can use remote access, you'll need to activate your Bear Necessity Card by going to the Circulation Desk in the library or filling out the online form.  If you do not have a Bear Card, please visit the Bear Necessity Card Center in Montebello D-Wing, Room 128.


Step 2: Find the barcode on your Bear Card

On the back of your Bear Card is a 14-digit barcode:

Example barcode on the back of a Morgan State Bear Card

You'll use this barcode (minus the As) to sign in.


Step 3: Sign in with your barcode and last name

If you try to access certain library resources from off-campus, you will see a screen that asks for your school. Select "Morgan State University":

Remote access screen asks for school name

Then you'll see a page that asks for your library barcode and last name.  Type those and click "Log in."

Remote login page asks for barcode and last name

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