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  • Off campus access

    How to Connect to library resources from off campus

    1. At the Murphy Library website, select a database to search.
    2. After you select a database, you will be asked for a username and password.
    3. Students: In the username box, enter your UW-L NetID. Example: lastname.firs
      (Most UW-L NetID user names follow this format: first 8 letters of your last name followed by a dot (.) followed by the first 4 letters of your first name.)
    4. Faculty: In the username box, enter your UW-L NetID. Example: Flastname
      Most Faculty and Staff UW-L NetID user names follow this format: first name initial followed by the last name.)
    5. DO NOT include @students.uwlax.edu or @uwlax.edu as part of your username.
    6. In the password box, enter your UW-L NetID password.
    7. Remember, you will use the exact same user name and login as you use to login to D2L and in GCA Computer Labs - your NetID.

    Example:

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    Note:

    If you have an accurate UW-L NetID, you should be able to access library databases. The library does not control UW-L NetID accounts or passwords, but does use the system to provide access to databases.

    If you are having difficulties gaining access to our licensed databases please refer to our Troubleshooting Tips.

    For assistance with your UW-L NetID, please contact the ITS Support Desk at 785-8774.

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  • Ask-a-Librarian

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    Text: 608-588-8158

    Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form

    Call: 608-785-8508

    Visit: Check the reference desk hours

  • Walk-In Tours during opening week

    The library offers fast, no-registration tours for students, faculty, and staff during the first week of the semester. 

    Tours start in the library lobby at 12:00 noon every day of opening week, September 2, 3, 4, and 5. 

    The tours last about 20 minutes and cover the basic layout of the library, useful services, library collections, and tips to effectively use the library. Everyone is welcome to participate in these informal tours.

     

     

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