Library Access Policy
You need a valid Emerson ID or an ID from a Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) or Fenway Library Consortium (FLC) school to enter the Library during the summer and intersessions and on weekends, holidays, and after 6:30 pm during the fall and spring semesters.
If you are a researcher not affiliated with a FLO or FLC institution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-824-8674 for information about access during these restricted times. Arrangements must be made in advance: there is no walk-in access for non-affiliated users during these times.
Only current Emerson students, staff and faculty, FLO and FLC member library patrons, and alumni with a borrowing card can check materials out.
Accessing Library Materials from Off-Campus Locations (Proxy)
Members of the Emerson College community can access web-based Library resources from home or other computers by using the Library's proxy server, if they have a valid Emerson College ECnet account and Internet access. (Visit the Information Technology Help Desk at 120 Boylston Street to obtain an Emerson College ECnet account. Remember to bring your Emerson ID card.) Contact the Help Desk for more information at 617-824-8080.
After selecting a web-based resource such as Academic Search Premier or Lexis Nexis Academic Universe from the list by title, enter your ECnet username and password before continuing on to the resource. This is the same username and password used for your Emerson email account. Do not add @emerson.edu after your username.
If you have a link to an article or citation from one of these resources and wish to access it off campus, prefix the link with: http://proxy.emerson.edu/login?url=
For example, if you have this link: http://www.domain.com/direct.asp?an=123456789&db=aph
Use the following to gain access to it when you are off campus: http://proxy.emerson.edu/login?url=http://www.domain.com/direct.asp?an=1...
For assistance with your ECnet account, contact the IT Help Desk at 617-824-8080.
Due to content and licensing restrictions, remote access to Library databases is available only to currently enrolled Emerson students, faculty, and staff.