At the Library, we know off-site students have different needs than on-site customers.
Most of our online resources are available from anywhere in the world, all you need is an internet connection.
Off site (and via WiFi at Shrivenham site), you will need your Cranfield login for full text access.
You have two options:
we strongly recommend going to: Library website > Databases A-Z > pick a database > enter your Cranfield login.
This is the easiest option as database links will automatically prompt you for your Cranfield login where needed.
or, if you prefer to go directly to a particular database (e.g. via Google), look for a login / sign in option, choose ‘Institutional’ or 'OpenAthens' login, and select Cranfield University.
Please do not use the extranet (VPN) as most resources are incompatible. Instead, open a new browser and go directly to the library website.
OpenAthens is the authentication system most of our databases require for full text access. Once you have logged in to a resource via OpenAthens with your Cranfield login, your details will be remembered across many other databases in the same session.
There are a few resources which require registration or are not available off-site, please see the A-Z Database list for details.
A few step-by-step examples with screenshots:
Request postal and scanned delivery
Part-time and online learners can request print and online materials to be sent to them.
If you cannot find the item that you need in our printed stock or online, we can try to get it from another library for you.
Using other libraries
You can join the SCONUL Access scheme to visit other university library services nearer to your home.