Off - Campus Access

Off - Campus Access Google Chrome


This manual describes how to use the off-campus access button. This button lets you access full-text resources without having to visit the university library website first. The button identifies you as a University of Twente student or staff member.

Before you start

  • This manual is written for the internet browser: Google Chrome.
  •  When making your way through the manual, you will often be required to perform actions. For these actions, a consistent style of writing has been used: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

You require the following things:

  • An active Internet connection.
  • An ICT account. This is your student or employee number with the corresponding password.

install and use

Step 1: display the bookmarks bar

If the bookmarks bar is already visible you can skip this step. Otherwise, follow the steps below or use the key combination ctrl + shift + B.

  • Click on the three dots in the right corner of the Chrome browser.

  • Click on Bookmarks.
  • Click on show Bookmarks bar.
  • The bookmarks bar is now visible.

step 2: Add the off-campus access button to the bookmarks bar

  • Drag the button below to the bookmarks bar.

 Off campus access

Step 3: Use the off-campus access button

For this step, the following article is used per example. When opening the article when not on the UT network the following screen will appear.

  •  Click on the recently added bookmark.

  • The UT login screen appears. Log in using your ICT-account.
  • You now will be identified as a student or staff member of the University of Twente and you will be able to download a PDF of the article.