Most databases, journals, and articles require authentication before they can be accessed off-campus.
Requirements for off-campus access
Be a current student, faculty, or staff member
Due to licensing restrictions required by publishers who produce electronic resources, off-campus access to the databases is limited to authorized users. Only currently enrolled students or currently employed staff or faculty of UNLV can access licensed databases from off-campus. Alumni are not eligible for this privilege.
Possess an ACE account
Have internet access and an updated web browser
You must be running the most current version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge to connect from off-campus. Some databases only work with certain browsers. If you are having trouble accessing materials, try using a different browser before seeking technical help.
Steps to access library materials remotely
- Select a database, journal, article, ebook, streaming video, etc.
- Before the item opens, a screen asking for your ACE account username and password will appear.
Help with off-campus or remote access
Chat, email, or call us with your question.
Problem report form
Report an access problem to the Libraries and receive a response within 2 working days.