Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources


The Library's subscription databases and ebooks can be accessed from off-campus at home or work if you are a student, staff or faculty member at SF State. OneSearch can be used from anywhere, but sign in is required for many features and services. Due to licensing restrictions, off-campus access is not available for the public, SF State AlumniFriends of the Library, or students who are not currently enrolled.

Graduate thesis students and students finishing incompletes who are not enrolled no longer request access to online resources from the Library. Access for thesis students and students with incompletes are now arranged with the University through the student's academic department or program. For more information, please contact your advisor.


Using databases while off-campus is simple: just click on the link as you would while on campus. A screen will appear asking for your SF State ID and password. Fill in the form and submit it. You should be taken to the next screen to start searching or reading your ebook.

For help with any of our resources, please Ask a Librarian. For help with your computer or internet access, email