Accessing e-resources off-campus

Students and employees at the University of Gothenburg have access to databases, e-journals and e-books even when outside campus. Members of the public can not access these e-resources from outside the Library .

Log in with your GU account

Use your GU account to log in to the Library's databases, electronic journals and e-books when you are outside campus. The login page for the University of Gothenburg will appear automatically when you try to access a database or article from the Library search services.

Students log in with their student account, gus-id.
Employees use their x-account to login.

Problems with your account

Students can get help with login issues in the Student Portal. There you will find answers to frequently asked questions about student accounts, such as how to do if you forgot your username or password. Employees can change their password in the Staff Portal.

To the Student Portal
To the Staff Portal

If you don't have a GU account

If you are affiliated to the University of Gothenburg but don't have a GU account, you don't have automatic access to the Library's e-resources.

Apply for an external student account

Students should contact their course leader about applying for an external GU account. The course leader can turn to his or her department's administrator or contact the Service Center for assistance in creating an account. Service Center will send a message to you when the account is ready for pick up.

Apply for an external researcher account

Researchers can fill in an application for an external GU account in the Staff Portal. Contact your affiliated faculty to submit your application.

Application form in the Staff Portal

Access for members of the public

If you are a member of the public, you have no access to e-resources outside the Library. Instead, you are welcome to visit our libraries, where you can use our computers to access the databases, e-journals and e-books.

The libraries

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