Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 212

Access to our databases is restricted to students, faculty, and staff at IUP. Our on-campus computers can all connect to the library resources without requiring any login. However, if you are connecting from off-campus, you will need to provide authentication information to access our electronic resources. There are two methods that can be used to authenticate yourself:

  1. KLN Pass: if you attempt to access a database from off-campus, you will see the "KLN Pass" page, which has two login areas. To access IUP's electronic resources, you can either use the left-hand login area. Enter the 16-digit number on your I-Card in the "Library Barcode" field, and enter your last name in the "Last Name" field. Click the Login button, and once our system verifies your I-Card number, you'll be taken to the database page you requested. For even easier access, click the large "Login" button on the right, and you can enter your IUP username (usually a 4-letter ID) and password. 
  2. Virtual Private Network (VPN): if you do not wish to use the KLN Pass option, you can instead set up the IUP VPN on your computer. This will allow you to connect your computer directly to our campus networks, and once that is done, our electronic resources will recognize you as a student, faculty, or staff member at IUP. You can find instructions for setting up the VPN at the IT Support Center VPN Page.

If you still have problems accessing our resources remotely, please call the IUP Libraries Reference Desk at 724-357-3006.

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