Information on how to access the library's electronic resources from home or when you using a laptop/ mobile device on campus.

How to Log in / Sign in

You must have a valid UL computer account to access the library's electronic resources from home or while using a laptop or mobile device on campus.
When you select an electronic resource from the library website you will be automatically prompted to login. Alternatively you can "Sign In" via the Library Search  screen or "Login to e-resources " using the option at the top of the Library homepage.

  • Students sign in with your UL student email address as your username, your password is the password you use to log onto a PC on campus or to log into microsoft office 365.
  • Staff sign in with your UL staff email address as your username
  • PhD and Masters students / Postgraduate Researchers must use their student email address  as their username and the password linked to that student account.

First time you login you need to "accept" terms of use.

You may also be prompted for multifactor authentication (MFA)

If you do not have a valid computer account, please follow the instructions on how to set up a computer account, which are listed on the Information Technology Division (ITD) website.

  • Sometimes users experience problems with their password when trying to login to the library electronic resources off campus even though their password is working for other off campus access systems. We recommend in this case that users reset their password, you can do this on campus while logging on to a computer or off campus by following instructions on the ITD webpages, alternatively you can email the Information Technology Student Support for assistance with changing your password. More information on passwords and security are available at

Yes, if the library subscribes to the content in question you should be able to view it from a Google Scholar search

  • You will firstly need to set up University of Limerick Library as your institutional library in the settings in google scholar (Go to settings and then Library Links), add  "University of Limerick View it @ UL Library"
  • Once you have set up University of Limerick as your Library, you will then see the following text "View it @ UL Library" when you do a search, beside content the library subscribes to.
  • Once you select this link you will be prompted to login
  • Login with your valid UL computer account.

Alternatively, install a bookmarklet in your browser or a browser extension, details listed below.



To install the bookmarklet:

  • Copy or drag the bookmaklet link above (you must copy the whole link from the word javascript to the closing bracket) and add to the favourites/bookmarks in your browser
  • Please note that JavaScript must be enabled in your browser.
  • Once you have added the bookmarklet, you can click on an article link and then click on the bookmarklet. You will then be prompted to log in with your UL username and password. Once we subscribe to the journal you will get access to the full text.

Browser Extension

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that the library subscribes to that automatically provides instant links to full text content for articles subscribed to by the Library (or open access alternatives) as you do research on the web and come across scholarly content of interest. The following  libguide  will provide you with information on how to download the extension and use it on your browser.

Use the Library Search to find e-books, in most cases you will be prompted to sign in with your UL credentials when you try to access the full text. However if you are not prompted, you will need to sign in using the "Sign In"  option on the top right hand corner of the screen. We recommend that you always sign in before doing a search, as this way you will ensure that you can get access to subscribed electronic resources

If none of the above helps you, please contact us via the Ask Us service or email us at with a screenshot of the error message which you are seeing, so that we can investigate it further.