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The library uses the OpenAthens application to authenticate the identity of users who are authorized to access the library's licensed resources.

OpenAthens is the Library's Identity Management Application

OpenAthens is an identity management software application which allows the library to determine who is entitled to access its licensed electronic resources. The information in this guide describes how to log in when you see an OpenAthens authentication page. Login procedures are different depending on your institutional affiliation. See the sections below for login instructions for your specific organization.

Sign in Instructions for Penn Medicine LG Health Users

In order to use your LGH username to sign in to OpenAthens, follow the steps below:

  1. When you attempt to access a licensed electronic resource, you will most likely see an OpenAthens authentication page with an option to choose "Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health."

    Sign in option for LGH users

  2. Click on the option for "Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health."

  3. On the Duo sign in page, use your LGH username and password to sign in.

    Image of the Duo sign in page.

  4. Depending on the resource you are trying to access, you may see a dialog window which presents you with an option to "Find your organization." When you see this screen, search for "Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences" by typing the phrase in the search box. As you type the word "Pennsylvania," auto-completion options will present you with a list of institutions. Click on "Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences" and proceed according to step 1 above.

     

Sign in Instructions for PA College of Health Sciences Users

PA College of Health Sciences users should use their PA College email address and password to log in.

  1. When you attempt to access a licensed electronic resource, you will most likely see an OpenAthens authentication page with an option to choose "PA College."

  2. Click on the option for PA College. On the resulting screen, enter your PA College email address and password.

  3. Depending on the resource you are trying to access, you may see a dialog window which presents you with an option to "Find your organization." When you see this screen, search for "Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences" by typing the phrase in the search box. As you type the word "Pennsylvania," auto-completion options will present you with a list of institutions. Click on "Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences" and proceed according to step 1 above.

Additional Information

If you have questions about OpenAthens after reading the material available here, please contact Scott Denlinger, Librarian for Systems and Digital Collections, at 717-947-6128 or via email at sbdenlinger@pacollege.edu.

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