Answered By: Susanne Markgren
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015     Views: 197

You can get into the Library's databases and other resources from anywhere if you are a Purchase student, faculty member, or staff member. 

To use subscription resources like our databases from off-campus, you must have an active Purchase College email account and you must access the resources from the Library’s website.

When you try to access library databases or online journals, you will be asked for your username and password.

  • your username = firstname.lastname   (DO NOT add
  • your password = your Purchase College email password


Once you are into the resources, you should not need to login again unless a significant amount of time passes without activity or you close out of your browser window.


If you encounter problems, please first try accessing your email account and make sure that your username and password are working properly. If your email is not working properly, contact the CTS Helpdesk at 914-251-6465.

If you are able to access your email, but cannot access our resources, contact our Digital Services Librarian at 914-251-6415, or the Library Reference Desk at 914-251-6410, or send us the details of your problem.

Note: Please be sure to jot down your process and error messages so we can help you more quickly.

Our subscription resources usually involve licenses, copyright restrictions and other contractual agreements which require them to be restricted to a specific valid group of users. If you're a Purchase College student, faculty, or staff and do not have an activate Purchase email account, you can activate your account from the Student Portal page or the Faculty & Staff Portal page. Click on “Account Activation.”

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