Access to electronic media
Access media online
Most of the library's electronic media such as e-journals, e-books and databases are licensed by LUL for members of Leipzig University. In the libraries all patrons can use these on the library computers or while conneted to the wireless network in the library.
Remote access to these licensed products is only available for members of Leipzig University. Thus they have to authentify if they want to use liscensed materials form home or any place outside the University.
There are two options to authentify:
Members of Leipzig University can download the software from the website of the Computer Center of the University. To do so you have to be either in the range of the university's network or you have to connect via webVPN first.
You will need your Uni-Login, to authentify via VPN.
We advise you to install the VPN-client, because it allows unrestrained access to most of Leipzig University Library's licensed electronic resources. WebVPN is quick and easy but there are limitations:
- Some providers only allow access via VPN-client (e.g. UTB E-Books).
- Only works in the browser window in which you have been authenticated
You can authentify directly on websites providing resources the library has licensed with your Uni-Login (often described as institutional login) to access the full texts of e-journals, e-books, e-articles). On some pages it is requiered to choose Leipzig University from a list of institutions.
Please note: The instututional login is currently not available for all licensed products.
- Short instruction instutional login für Hogrefe Medizin, Cochrane Library and Annual Reviews (PDF, 875 KB, in German only)