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OpenAthens: Remote Access to Library Resources

This guide provides general information and FAQs for using the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library's electronic resources via the new off-campus login system OpenAthens.

Accessing Electronic Resources from Library Website

In order to access most of the Suna Kıraç Library's electronic resources, you will need to sign in using OpenAthens. It is not mandatory that users go through the Library website to access resources, but this method is useful to know which resources the Library has in its collection.

When you click to database link from the AtoZ page, you will be redirected to the below authentication page where you should use your KU Net login credentials. Please do not forget to continue through Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. This is the same login that you use to access other Koç University systems like Blackboard etc. The other option is only available for guest users.











In some cases, you may need to find Koç University Libraries from the list of institutions as follow. After that, you will see the authentication page to use your KU Net credentials. The "Sign in with OpenAthens" option is only functional for guest users on this page.

Accessing Electronic Resources Directly from Databases Page

OpenAthens also allows you to access the Koç University Libraries’ subscribed electronic resources directly from databases websites, so long as the databases have this feature configured on their website. Every content provider is different, but you can follow these steps to sign in:

  • Locate the "Sign in", "Login", “Institutional Login” or click on to “Access the resource through your institution “option on the database website,
  • Select the OpenAthens login option or search Koç University Libraries in the “Find your organization/Search for your institution” search box,
  • Once you choose the Koç University Libraries, you will be prompted to choose how to sign in (select Koç University Suna Kıraç Library) and you will see the same login page to use your KU Net credentials.

Guest Accounts

OpenAthens guest accounts can only be created based on some rules. Please contact us at regarding your account request.