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Connect from Off-Campus

Using the library's databases from off-campus?

The best way to access our databases is by installing and running the Cisco VPN (virtual private network). This will make your computer think you are on campus and give you quick, seamless access to all of the library's databases.

Need the VPN?

Installation instructions for:

Trouble logging in?

After downloading the VPN, make sure you're connected:

You'll need to log in to the VPN with your FlashLine user name and password. Your FlashLine user name is everything before @kent.edu in your email address. Your FlashLine password is the same password you use for your kent.edu email account. 

Still not working?

Want another option?

You may be able to use OhioLINK authentication to access some research databases. If you see the gold key image next to the title of a database you can log in with your full name and Kent State ID number (Banner ID) for access.

Which method to use?

Cisco VPN
OhioLINK

Using a private computer (not public or shared)
X  
Need to do extended searching
X  
Need to access all of Kent State University Libraries licensed content
X  
Using a public or shared computer
X
Only need to access OhioLINK databases
X
Not searching for more than 2 hours
X
Need an alternative method if VPN is not working
X

Are you taking classes from off-campus?

We provide a variety of services for distance learners at Kent State University. For more information, please check our distance learners page.

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