Run Run Shaw Library

Remote Access to Library Electronic Resources


Remote Access from Beyond CityU Network

Resources Accessible via the Library proxy servers

Access to the following Library e-resources from beyond the CityU network will be via the Library proxy servers:

To access the above Library e-resources,

  1. just click on the link to the desired Library electronic resources via the Library web site or CityU LibraryFind.
  2. authenticate yourself by entering your Electronic ID and AD/LAN Account password when prompted.

Resources to be Accessed via CityU VPN

The following databases cannot be accessed using the above remote access method. Instead, they have to be accessed via the CityU VPN (Virtual Private Network):

  • 中國基本古籍庫 Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books

Introduction to CityU VPN and Connection Set-up

Current CityU staff and students who have Network Connection Accounts provided by the Computing Services Centre can access the above Library e-resources remotely via the CityU Virtual Private Network (VPN) facility provided by the Centre.

Library users who do not hold valid Network Connection Accounts such as holders of Alumni Library Tickets (or the former Graduate Library Tickets), Friends of the Library Cards, Reader's Tickets and JULAC Library Cards issued by other UGC Libraries, as well as SCOPE students are NOT eligible to use this remote access service.

To use the CityU VPN, users need to have a VPN client software installed in their remote computers. For detailed instructions on configuring VPN client software, please refer to the Connection Setup Guide available via the following CSC web page:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/csc/deptweb/facilities/ctnet/vpn/vpn.htm
(path: CSC homepage -- Facilities -- Campus Network - CTNET -- Virtual Private Network (VPN) )

Access

To access Library e-resources via CityU VPN,

  1. Get your computer connected to the Internet (via your ISP)
  2. Double click the CityU VPN icon on the desktop of your computer to start the connection. You need to log on CityU VPN with your Network Connection Account username and password.
  3. Click on the link to the desired Library e-resources on the Library web site.
  4. Authenticate yourself when prompted and follow the instructions on screen.

Enquiries

Enquiries on the set-up of connection to CityU VPN and on the Network Connection Account for logging on CityU VPN can be directed to the CSC Help Desk at 3442-7658 (for CityU staff) / CSC Service Counter at 3442-8340 (for CityU students) or to cc@cityu.edu.hk.

Enquiries related to access to the Library-subscribed electronic resources can be directed to the Library Reference Desk at 3442-6415 or to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.