Using Library Resources Off-Campus

  • We make every effort to ensure that our electronic resources are available to you no matter where you are in the world. However, because use of our electronic resources is restricted to university students, staff, and faculty, if you’re trying to connect to the library from off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate yourself as a member of the university community.

    There are two ways to do so: sign in through the IUP Single Sign-On, or connect to the university network using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) system offered by IT Support.

    Important: Regardless of the method you choose to log in, please remember that to successfully access the library’s resources, you must start at the IUP Libraries website! Attempting to access an article or database directly from a Google link or other outside link will not allow you to sign in as an IUP student or employee.

    Patron Validation

    When attempting to access IUP Library resources from an off-campus location, you will first be presented with the “KLN Pass” screen. This page will grant access to the IUP Single Sign-On login (the same system used to connect to MyIUP and other IUP services). Simply click the Login button on the KLN Pass page (image shown below), and then enter your IUP network username and password when prompted.

    KLN Single Sign-On

    Virtual Private Network

    The IT Support Center offers another method for connecting to University-restricted services, called the Virtual Private Network, or VPN. This option connects your computer to the university’s network via an encrypted connection; effectively, your computer is treated just like any computer that is on campus.

    If you use the VPN connection to gain access to the library’s resources, you will not need to use the KLN Patron Validation or Single Sign-On pages (you’ll have to enter your password to make the connection to the VPN, of course, but once that’s done, you’re ready to go)—simply visit the library’s website and begin your research.

    Follow the VPN instructions to set up your connection.