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Remote access to licenced e-resources

Electronic material acquired by the library can be used even outside the network of Oamk, for instance from home. Only the students and staff of Oamk are allowed remote access.

Please note! Outside campus network, you can access lisenced material only via the library web page or resource guides. Use VPN to connect campus network when using free or private networks outside campus area.

Acquisition and usage rights of e-resources

The library acquires e-resources both through the FinELib Consortium of the National Library of Finland and directly from the publishers or vendors. The license agreements for e-resources specify the rights and the restrictions on usage, such as printing, citing and creating links. Commercial use of e-resources is prohibited.

Available in Oamk network

  Databases marked with a red lock icon can be accessed remotely. Remote access requires logging in with student or staff user name and password.

  1. Click the icon to get to the login page.
  2. Give your staff/student user name and password (the same ones you use for email).
  3. Click the login button.

Or create a VPN-connection to Oamk network.

A collective username and password (Password bank)

  Not all electronic databases offered by Oamk can be accessed with student or staff user name and password. Some databases require a collective user name and password.

The user names and passwords for these services are saved in a password bank, which you can access with the user name and password given by the library. You can request them by sending email to The user name and password for the password bank are given only to students and staff of Oamk.


  1. Log in the password bank with the user name and password you receive from the library.
  2. Search from the list for the service you want to use.
  3. Write down the user name and password of the service.
  4. Click the name of the service on the list in Electronic databases and look for the login function.
  5. Enter the user name and password and click the login button.​

Open access

  Databases marked with a green lock icon are open access databases and do not require logging in.

No remote access

  Some materials are available only in the campus area.