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Distance Learning Services: Off-campus Use

Information for students in distance learning courses and programs.

Off-Campus Use

If you are off-campus when you try to access library databases, e-books, electronic journals, or other electronic resources, you will be asked to log in.

To log in, use your Loyola email account information. This is the first part of your email address and your email password.

Passwords follow a pattern, unless you've changed it.  It's the same as your Loyola e-mail login. 

If you started at Loyola before March 2008, the password pattern will be YYYYMM; that is, the four digit year of your birth followed by the two digit birth month. For example, if you were born in May 1980, your default password would be 198005.

If you started at Loyola after March 2008, the password pattern will be 6 characters long with the 1st 2 characters being the 1st 2 characters of your First Name and the last 4 characters being the last 4 digits of your SSN. For example, Mary Smith with the SSN xxx-xx-3456 will have the password ma3456.

Don't know your Loyola email account information? You can find your email address by looking it up in the Loyola directory, or you can find it in the "Personal Info" section of your LORA account.

If you are having difficulty logging in, this page might help. If you need research assistance, you can Ask A Librarian Live.


Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions about off-campus use of our electronic services. 

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