Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Watch a tutorial showing you how to connect from off-campus.

Current students, faculty, and staff of Oglethorpe University may access most of the library's licensed research resources from off-campus. Depending on the resource, you will use one of two access methods:

1. Use the GALILEO password.
2. Login to the library's proxy server.

Please contact the library if you are experiencing any problems accessing resources off-campus.

GALILEO Password Proxy Server

Many GALILEO resources require Oglethorpe's password for off-campus access. You will be prompted if the password is necessary to use a resource. You may also enter the password in the "Home/Password Access" box on the GALILEO homepage.

How to get the password:

1) Your Library Account
If you have been registered in Philip Weltner Library's database of current users, you may check the current GALILEO password through your library account. To be registered as a current user, you need to have updated your record with the circulation desk or checked out materials during the current semester.

  • Click on the Your Account button located in the top menu bar of the library catalog.
  • Login by entering your library barcode and last name. Your barcode is located on your PETRELPASS.
  • Your account information will appear. Click on the Request button in the top menu bar.
  • Click OK to request the GALILEO password.

2) In Person
Visit the library's Circulation Desk with your PETRELPASS.

We are not permitted to distribute the password over the telephone. For more info, see the GALILEO Access Policy.

Oglethorpe's password changes 4 times a year: May 15th, June 14th, August 15th, and December 20th.

Off-campus access to some resources, such as JSTOR and ProjectMUSE, is controlled through our proxy server. If you are prompted to login to the proxy server, login with your last name and library barcode.

Your barcode is located on your PETRELPASS.

To login successfully, you must:

1. Be an authorized user (current student, faculty, or staff).
2. Be registered as a current user in the library's database. (You have checked out materials or visited the library's Circulation Desk with your PETRELPASS during the current semester.)

Once you have been authenticated, your session will remain active until you close your browser. You won't have to login to each resource separately. For the proxy server to work properly, your browser must be set to enable cookies. (This is the default setting on most browsers.) The proxy server uses cookies to store authentication information.