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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Using Other Libraries

Accessing Carleton Material Abroad

When abroad, you can access Carleton’s collection of e-materials such as e-books, journals, and scholarly articles through Catalyst. To do this, you will need to verify your identity as a current Carleton student. You can refer to the Gould Guide “Using the Library from Off Campus” for more details. 

As a Carleton student, you also have access to InterLibrary Loan while you are abroad; however, you can only request materials that can be digitally delivered via e-mail, such as a journal article or a book chapter.

If you have any questions or need helping getting materials through Carleton, feel free to contact a reference librarian via Librarian Chat (available 24/7), e-mail, phone, or drop-in.  

Using the Library from Off-Campus

Wherever you are in the world with an internet connection, much of the library’s collection can be accessed online. The library subscribes to many resources that are available electronically; they are almost always available from off-campus, but the vendor - database provider - must know that you are a Carleton-affiliated individual.

Two options for Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  1. If you are off campus, links to library resources from the library's website will prompt you to log into the library's Proxy Server. If you'd like to get started right now, this link will prompt you to log in and then take you to the library's main page.
  2. Install Carleton's VPN (Virtual Private Network), it's best to do the installation process while you're on campus. Once installed, if you log into the VPN all library resources should work for you as if you were on campus.


Alumni: See the tab above for Alumni Access to research materials.


Please let us know if you are having trouble reaching our resources from off-campus.