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Accessing Library Resources: Logging In

Logging In


Almost all of the Lesley Library's databases, e-journals, e-books, and other electronic resources can be accessed remotely through a service called EZproxy, using your Lesley account. Lesley accounts are given to current Lesley students, faculty, and staff. To log in to EZproxy, you'll be presented with a login page that looks like the one below. Opting to remain signed in will make your session last longer and reduce the amount of times you'll be asked to log in.

Microsoft login page

Having Trouble?

If you receive an error message that looks like the one below, or another error from Microsoft, please contact IT. For other access issues, Ask Us!

Screenshot of the Microsoft error page saying 'Sorry, but we're having trouble signing you in. The signed in user is not assigned to a role with the application EZproxy.'

Accessing Resources

For remote access, the URL for the resource needs to have the library's EZproxy prefix (for most resources) or Single Sign-On ID (for EBSCO and Springer products). The easiest way to ensure that a resource can be accessed remotely is to search for the title in @LL Search.


Some providers also allow you to make optional personal accounts to save search results and other information. If you see a different login page, you may be getting prompted to create or log in to a personal account; these are generally optional and not required to access Library resources.

If you have questions about your account, such as how to find your username or reset your password, contact IT!