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Access Library Resources & Help from Off-Campus: Home

Access Online Library Resources from Home


You can still access all our online resources from home. Simply go to your desired database from our database list, or from the Find Articles tab of a Research Guide, and you'll be prompted to login with your SAC email address and password.

screenshot of standard Saint Anselm College login page

You can also access online library resources through Citrix. Just log into Citrix with your normal SAC username and password, open a browser there, and navigate to the library website, where you can then search as if you were on campus. If you have difficulties logging in, ask a librarian at


Get Research Help from Home

Your librarians are still here for you to help with your research.

For Winter 2021, we're here to respond during...
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • We will be available to answer your questions throughout the week.
  • Our physical Reference Desk will be operating on a hybrid model - if you don't see a librarian at the desk, you can visit them over Zoom.
  • Email the reference librarians at
  • Chat with us using the Chat with a Librarian box.
  • Text us at 603-556-8883.
  • To make a Zoom appointment, email us at

Research Guides

Our other Research Guides can guide you towards finding resources in your subject area. See the full list:

Here is a selection of other help guides:

Using Books from Home


Even without access to our physical collections, you have access to loads of ebooks through ProQuest Ebook Central, Gale eBooks, Oxford, Credo, and JSTOR.

To search for these, simply go to the Advanced Search in the Library Catalog.

Then click on the dropdown menu next to "Material Type" and select "E-book". Then search as you normally would, but all the results will be available in electronic format, and fully available to you from off campus.

Selecting E-book from Material Type list


You can also do this after doing a normal Library Catalog search by clicking the "Modify Search" button at the top of the results page:

Modify Search from Results



If you find a physical book in our catalog that you'd like to use, but cannot come into the building to use it (due to breaks or coronavirus closures), you have a couple options.

  1. Look through the table of contents (if available): use ILL (see next tab) to request a book chapter.
    • Unfortunately, you cannot request more than one chapter through ILLiad, due to copyright laws, but we'll do our best to get you what will be most helpful to you.
  2. If no table of contents is available, email a reference librarian and we'll help you figure out what you need. You'll still have to make an ILL request for a specific chapter or set of pages.

Note: It is possible that, with closures of libraries and their services, we may not be able to fill your ILL request for a physical book chapter. We'll do our best to find a library that is still staffed and scanning chapters and articles, but electronic resources will likely be your best bet.

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