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Troubleshooting remote access to licensed databases.

Off-Campus Access to Licensed Databases

  • The CUNY libraries have transitioned from the use of library barcodes for remote access to databases to the use of the CUNY Login. (You probably already use the CUNY Login to access BlackBoard and CUNYfirst.) 
  • Users can also access all of the licensed resources after logging into York's VPN (Virtual Private Network): use these links to connect to the Faculty/Staff VPN, the Student VPN, or the QHSSYC VPN. Contact the IT Service Desk (ext. 5311) for more information about VPN.
  • Several New York State Library databases now offer remote access using your New York State DMV Driver License or Non-Driver Photo ID Number.
  • Still have problems/questions connecting to the library databases remotely? Send e-mail to:

Include your name, Empl ID, name of the database you were trying to access, and the time of day you attempted access. Also include the error message, if any.

If you have problems with your VPN/network account, contact the I.T. Help Desk at x5311.

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