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This guide describes how to use OpenAthens, a single sign-on solution for off-campus access to the Booher Library's electronic resources.


The Booher Library has implemented OpenAthens as a means to authenticate users when accessing the library's electronic resources from off-campus. This change comes with a number of benefits to include: enhanced security, personalization, and a simpler seamless experience. That simpler experience means there's no need to memorize any additional username and password. All you need to log in is your Seminary Gmail account

Easy to Follow Steps

Step 1

Ensure that you are not logged into your personal Gmail account. OpenAthens will deny you access since your personal account is not authorized.

Step 2

Begin your search in Seeker.

Once you click Search, you will get this prompt:

If you are on a computer where more than one Google account has been accessed, you may see a list of Gmails to choose from instead of the picture shown above.

Step 3

Here is where you will use your appropriate SSW Gmail account:


After you login, you will be automatically redirected back into Seeker to your search results.

Serials/E-Resources Librarian

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Duane Carter
Booher Library