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Use the library catalog to find books at The University of Akron. If our library doesn't have a title, click on the "OhioLink" button.
If there is a copy in OhioLink, have it sent to Akron by clicking the green "Request" button.
If the book is not at Akron or in OhioLink, try Interlibrary Loan.
Want to Access Electronic Resources Off-Campus?
Be sure to use the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site to use the proxy server. Go to a definition of a proxy server. opens new window You will be prompted for your UANet ID and password from The University of Akron Login screen. Most of the time you will be prompted one time per browser session.
If you go to the URL of the resource directly, you will bypass the proxy server.
Some resources like SciFinder will require another user id and password, but most don't. Often when you are prompted by anything besides The University of Akron Login screen, either
- you did not go through or were somehow dropped by the proxy server or
- we do not have access to the particular item, such as an article from a year of a journal that is not part of our subscription. Check the Publication Finder to verify dates that we subscribe.