Off-Campus Access

Where do I log in to use the library's electronic resources off-campus?

>>Sign-In Here<<

Current students, faculty, and staff may access BU Andruss Library resources off-campus by using the above link. Once logged in, you will be redirected to the library home page to select the resource you want. 

You must log in to access our electronic resources, even if you've already logged into BOLT. You don't need to log in to search our catalog (Log into Primo only to see and renew any books you have checked out)

Remote access is not provided to the general public, including those with Pennsylvania Resident cards.

How do I login?

 Husky Username/Password: enter your full email address -- e.g. -- and your email password



Unable to login? Try these steps, in order:

  • Update or change your Web browser. Most databases work with recent versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Also try changing your browser's settings to allow cookies and enable Java and Javascript.
  • Contact the Database Coordinator by email or phone, 570-389-4801, and provide as much information as possible, including the URL of pages denying access.

To access Bloomsburg University Andruss Library electronic resources through Google Scholar off-campus, you must be a current student, faculty, or staff. 

If you are off-campus, go to Google Scholar, and follow these steps first:

Go to Menu:

Click on Settings:

Click on Library links and search for 'Bloomsburg', then check the boxes as shown below and Save:

Search for your terms and use the links on the right side for PDF or Full-Text@BloomU to get the article (If you haven't logged in yet, you'll be asked to):

If the full-text link doesn't work, then use the link to 'Get additional resources related to this.'


If no Full-Text@BloomU link or PDF displays on the right in Google Scholar, then look for the double arrow under the abstract,

which changes to CheckAvailability@BU when you click on it:

If the article is not available, then Request the article through interlibrary loan to obtain it.

For more information on using Interlibrary Loan, view this FAQ.

If you need assistance, use our Ask a Librarian service.

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Who Has Off-Campus Access

What library services and resources are available to distance and off-campus students?


Distance or off-campus students* have the same access to all print and electronic resources of the Andruss Library as on-campus students.

This includes access to electronic journals and databasesreference assistancelibrary instructiondocument deliveryinterlibrary loan, and electronic course reserves. BU librarians are available to help you with your research-related questions. Just Ask a Librarian if you have any questions!

Courtney Paddick Linda Neyer  Katie Yelinek


*enrolled in a credit-bearing BU course

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Why can't I have off campus access if I'm a PA Resident?


Who has access

  • Only currently affiliated students, faculty, and staff of Bloomsburg University are authorized to access Andruss Library electronic resources off-campus.
  • Why? Information has value. Andruss Library purchases or leases many electronic resources. As part of our purchase and license agreements with vendors for our electronic resources, we are required to provide access only to individuals currently affiliated with Bloomsburg University.
  • Most vendors allow us to provide access to their resources on-campus to visitors, alumni, and those with Pennsylvania Residents' Borrowers' cards. However, virtually all vendors require us to restrict off-campus access to authorized users only, through user or patron authentication in accordance with our purchase or license agreements.

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For distance learners

Can you send me books or articles?

In most cases, yes. Here's how it works:

Use Andruss Library’s Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service, ILLiad, to request articles or books. The first time you register with ILLiad:

  • Enter your correct, full mailing address
  • Select “Distance Education” for your Home Campus. (Students enrolled in the joint Technical Leadership or Early Childhood Education completion program with Luzerne/Lehigh County Community College should select "LCCC" for their Home Campus. Nursing students taking classes exclusively at Geisinger should choose "Geisinger" for their Home Campus.)
  • Be sure to click on the “Submit Information” button.

Articles and copies of book chapters will always be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account, and you will be notified by email when an item is available.

Please read our ILLIAD Distance Education FAQ to understand your responsibilities for returning items (usually books) mailed to you and for further information about items we can/cannot obtain for you. We can only ship within the United States.

Please note: The Library will not supply course textbooks through this service. Students are expected to purchase them.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery office at or 570-389-4218 (hours generally M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Questions? Ask a Librarian

How do I find and select journal articles, books, etc.?


Use the search box on our webpage to search library databases and catalog at once or to select specific databases.

  1. Everything! tab cross-searches almost all databases and the catalog (for books). On the results page, apply limiters on left to focus your search. (NOTE: not everything indexed will be available through the BU Library, so you may need to use Interlibrary Loan for some items)
  2. BU Books & More tab searches PILOT, our catalog, and includes stuff we own or subscribe to.
  3. Articles tab limits the Everything! search to articles only.
  4. Search Our Website allows you to  search for specific information on the library website.

For more help, try Self-Help or Ask a Librarian.

Do I need a Library card?

Your Library card is your BU ID card. You may not need it unless you plan to check out a book in the Library.

BU student ID cards display a student's Library Number on the bottom, left-hand side of the ID, beginning with: Lib#22404.... like so:

To obtain a BU ID card, call the University Card Center (the office that issues students IDs) for more information: 570-389-5410.

To obtain a Library Number only, call the Library Circulation Desk for more information: 570-389-4205.

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Talk over your topic ideas with a friendly BU librarian. They can help you with your research!

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