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Monash University Library is enabling seamless, secure access to Library electronic resources anytime, anywhere through OpenAthens.

OpenAthens is an identity and access management service that’s integrated with Monash's Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service Okta, so you can use your Monash account and be confident your personal data is not released to external organisations. With single sign-on (SSO), you can move from resource to resource faster.

You can access content you find from a web search and then sign in directly, or you can use Library Search or the A-Z Databases. Whichever way you prefer, you’ll be able to access subscription-based content seamlessly.

Some content platforms may ask you to select your federation when logging in, if so select "OpenAthens Federation".

Use our Link Generator tool to create a stable link for a library resource. The generated link will use the new Library authentication service and can be shared with fellow Monash staff and students.

In your research you may come across a resource which the Library does not subscribe to, in that case, you will not be able to gain access. Check the Library A-Z Databases to confirm if we have a subscription. You can then access the resource via that list.

For help with access and other issues related to the change to OpenAthens, please contact