Current LCC students and employees can access databases off-campus with a valid username and password.
Use the Library Research Databases webpage to access the databases from off-campus. If you have not logged in to Desire2Learn or Banner, the login box below will appear when you click on a database title link:
If you are accessing the databases from home, anti-virus or Internet security software may have to be disabled or modified.
You may want to contact your Internet service provider to see if their service is configured to work with proxy server software. NetZero and USOL, for example, do not appear to work with the library's remote access software. AT&T Wireless uses a proxy plug-in that is incompatible with the library's remote access software. Call AT&T tech service to request a different proxy plug-in.
Spam or viruses may keep your computer from working properly with the library's remote access software. Repeated screen freezing may be a sign of a virus. Try to access the research databases with a different browser. If the problem persists, contact your computer's tech support service.
If you have problems accessing the databases from work, check to see whether the computers are behind a firewall. The Library's remote access software does not work with computers behind firewalls. If your workplace has a firewall, ask your network administrator to consider ways your computer could work around the firewall.
If you receive a message that your username and password are not valid, call the Help Desk at (517) 483-5221 or toll free at 1-800-644-4522 option 3.
If your access problems cannot be resolved by your research deadline, try the MeL databases at mel.org.
These databases are available free to Michigan residents. For off-campus access, you'll be prompted for your driver's license number or Michigan identification number.