New Library Login Platform and possible disruption to services 30/01/16 and 02/02/16

Computing Services Department Possible Network Disruption 30/01/1

Due to planned maintenance by the Computing Services Department, there may be some impact on UoL Web services 30/01/16 such as the University homepage

Library “Libguides” sites, such as the “Library for Online Programmes” will likely be unaffected. Web platforms operated by our partner Laureate will not be impacted.

New Login Platform

On 03/02/16 the Library will be moving to a new login platform used for Web access to commercial databases and e-resources, this is because the old “EZProxy” server is reaching the end of its lifetime and we are required to upgrade the service.The new login platform will operate in a very similar manner to the old EZProxy service.You may notice the text “” shown in many URLs is eventually replaced with “” when you are directed toward databases etc.

Our Discovery (bibliographic) team have been working to address any disruption regarding the new service, however it is possible students or staff may encounter issues when accessing some commercial databases. Please report any unusual access problems to your Librarian using usual contact options.

Potential issues using DISCOVER 03/02/16

If you have problems using DISCOVER on 03/02/16 please use Google Scholar for e-journal articles (See search box/ link to Scholar on the Library for Online Programmes homepage) and the Library Catalogue for E-Books

Following links in your Reading Lists

Any existing links, such as links to e-journal articles or e-books in reading lists using the older “” service should forward to your required e-resource.

Logging into the Library after 03/02/16

When you follow links to subscribed databases you be required to log in using your UoL/MWS username and password.

When you log into Library e-resources will be challenged to enter your UoL/MWS username and password in a login screen:

If you use the “Library for Online Programmes” ( you will notice a slightly different login box (shown in the left menu). To log in simply click the “Log into E-Resources” button:

You will be re-directed back to the Library for Online Programmes:

If you are a staff member and have any questions regarding the new login platform, please contact your Librarian via your usual contact options.

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