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How to connect and log in to library databases from off campus.
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New & Easy Off-Campus Access to Library Resources - Preferred Method

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources  
See how easy it has become to log in to databases and other library resources from off-campus.

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PC Users

Another method is to use Citrix.  This server provides access to all web resources in addition to programs such as Photoshop and Acrobat.

  • Go to from anywhere.
  • Use the login and password that you would use for Quinnipiac email or Blackboard.
  • In the Applications window, click on the ABL Home Page icon.  SEE IMAGE BELOW
  • The first time you use this, you may be required to load a small program to make it work. Once you are in, all databases will be available.

Citrix for the PC tutorial:  Click here

Macintosh Users

If you are using a Mac, you must go through the following additional steps the first time you use Citrix:

  • Download a Citrix client for Mac OS X  to  download the appropriate client (Intel or PowerPC).
  • Once you install, please visit:
  • Click before logging in, click 'Advanced Options".
  • Make sure Native Client is selected under 'Remote Client Type'.





The second method is to go to  WebVPN. You will see a message regarding a Security Certificate.

  • Go to
  • Validate yourself by typing in the login and password that you would use to access your Quinnipiac email.
  • Once you are validated, you will be taken to a screen containing the library's databases, and all of them will be accessible without further verification.

WebVPN tutorial:   Click here


Setting up a dial up connection


The final way is suggested if your computer has a working dial-up modem and you live close enough to Quinnipiac that you can call the university without entering an area code.

Legacy information about remote dial-up access
Quinnipiac University provides dial-up access to the network for those users off campus who do not have access to broadband.  QU Dial-up is a secure way to connect to the QU network, but dial-up does not allow you to connect to all aspects of the network.

A dial-up network must be installed on your machine. Contact the Computer Help Desk for more information. The remote dial-up access number is 203-927-4820. (Long distance charges may apply.)

Please note that dial-up access is prone to weather and phone line conditions. Should your initial connection fail, do not make numerous attempts in a short period of time, but wait about 10 minutes between attempts.


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