Trinity College Library

Off Campus & Network access

Off-Campus Access to to Library Resources

If you wish to use Library resources from off campus, you will always need to connect to the Trinity Virtual Private Network (VPN). ITS maintains instructions for setting up your VPN connection for a variety of operating systems. 

On-Campus Access to Library Resources

  • Library Computers

    The Library has several computers for student use mostly grouped in the labs on Level B, the Reference area on Level A, and the Periodical Reading Room on Level 1.  You will be prompted for your Trinity network name and password to log-in.  Please log-out when you are done to prevent others from accessing your accounts.
    Visitors may use one of two designated computers in the Reference area on Level A to access library web-based resources without a password if they are not needed by our students.  Note that visitors may use them for library resources only, and only up to 1 hour.
  • Wired and Wireless Access

    Public network connections are located throughout the building. Look for the yellow Ethernet jacks. Please bring your own network cable. To use library subscription databases from these ports, you may also need to connect to the Trinity Virtual Private Network (VPN). (See above)
    Note that guests who want to use their own computers to access the campus network will first need to contact the Help Desk on Level B to establish a guest account.  Note that while guest accounts provide access to the Internet, they do not provide access to library subscription databases.
For more information, see Wired and Wireless Networking.