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Off-Campus FAQs

The Library Catalog and most sections of the web page are available to the public. The Research Databases are available only to Marietta College students, faculty and staff who have been entered into the library’s database. Library registration must be updated at the beginning of each fall, spring and summer terms. Registered patrons should enter their name as it appears on their Marietta College ID and their Barcode Number when prompted. For assistance with off-campus access or use of databases, please call the reference desk at 740-376-4543 or .

1. What is Remote Authentication?

Legacy Library provides remote patron authentication. Students and faculty can search most databases from home. The system will recognize you as an Off-Campus user. You will be prompted to enter your name as it appears on your Marietta College ID and your Barcode Number. Users can also authenticate by going to auth.ohiolink.edu. Users will need to select Marietta College and then enter their name and barcode from their Marietta College ID.

2. Why do I get the message “Authentication Failed” after I type in my name and ID number?
You may have a typographical error in what you entered. Try again. You also may not be registered in the Library or may not have updated your ID in the Library. For either of these reasons, please call the circulation desk at 740-376-4757 for assistance.

3. If I click on the link on either the database listing or in the OhioLINK Catalog and I go to a page that requires a login. What should I do?
If you are on campus, you should not need to log in to any site. If you are off-campus, follow the instructions on the screen and enter your name as it appears on your Marietta College ID and your Barcode Number when prompted. There are many electronic materials in the OhioLINK catalog that are owned by individual institutions and they are not accessible to Marietta College users. Check with the reference desk if you are not sure at 740-376-4543 or .

4. How do I access electronic databases from off-campus?
From the list of databases, click on the title link. The system will recognize you as an Off-Campus user. You will be prompted to enter your name as it appears on your Marietta College ID and your Barcode Number.

5. How do I access JSTOR articles from off-campus?
Use the following link and enter your name as it appears on your Marietta College ID and your Barcode Number when prompted.
http://0-www.jstor.org.mclib.marietta.edu/search