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Library: Off-Campus Access to Databases

Directions for Off-Campus Access to Databases

Below is a brief tutorial demonstrating how to access QCC Library databases.


Off-campus access to most, if not all, of the QCC Library databases is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff members of QCC with an activated OneCard / TigerCard school ID in the CUNY library system. Visit the Library Check Out Desk to make sure your OneCard  / TigerCard school ID has been activated for the current semester. 

When you are off campus and click on a link to a database on the Library's website, you will be prompted to enter your 14-digit Library number which is on your OneCard / TigerCard school ID. This number will appear either just below, just above the barcode or on the back of your ID.

 Onecard ID version 1                   Onecard ID version 2


If you encounter any problems or have questions, when the Library is open:

  • call the Library Circulation Desk at (718) 631-6227,
  • Ask a Librarian in the box on the right if Chat is active, or
  • visit the Library check out desk.

If the Library is closed, email, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible when the Library reopens.

If you need an ID card, please go to Room LB23. 

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Accessing Library Databases Off-Campus