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Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus

Login Information: Same Login as the Portal

Username: Your Web ID (on the back of your SCC ID card) (ex: absmith)

Password: this is the same password you use for the Portal and D2L

Don't know your Web ID or Password? Log-in Information.

To Log In...

  1. Start at the library's homepage: http://library.sccsc.edu.
  2. SCC Library's homepage
  3. Click on "Find Articles (Databases)".
  4. find articles/databases
  5. Click on the subject you need.
  6. article subjects
  7. Click on the name of the database you'd like to search.
  8. EBSCO full database list
  9. A login page should appear, asking for a username and password.
  10. off-campus database login page
  11. The login information is exactly the same as logging into the Portal. Not sure what it is? See below.
  12. You should then go directly into the database you chose. If you have any trouble logging in, please check below for issues that may be causing you trouble.
  13. Please call us at (864) 592-4654 or toll free at (866) 542-2779 if you are having trouble with off-campus access. Or you can Ask-A-Librarian.

What is my Username & Password?

Log-in Information: Make sure you are using the correct username and password. This is the same username and password that you use to login to the Portal or D2L. You can test your login by logging onto the Portal -- if that works, then you have the correct username and password. If you cannot log onto the Portal, your username and password are incorrect. Check to make sure that your username is the Web ID that is listed on the back of your student ID card. You can also look up your Web ID and reset your password below:


Having Trouble?

Firewalls: Firewalls can cause problems accessing databases from off campus. With a firewall running on a particular pc, you generally have to cut the whole thing off or know how to configure the firewall to allow access to specific internet addresses. You may need to turn off your firewall in order to access some of the library databases. Note:: This is particularly a problem if you are at your workplace or another school or institution. Many businesses have firewalls that will prevent you from accessing our databases. You usually will have better luck on your home computer.


Javascript Enabled?: JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to access Library databases from off campus.

Use this button to see if you have JavaScript enabled.

  • If it is enabled, a message box will appear that says "You have JavaScript enabled and can properly use this website!"
  • If it is not enabled, no message box will appear. To use this site properly, you will need to enable JavaScripting on your browser.

How to Enable Javascript


Cookies Enabled?: Cookies must be enabled in your browser to access Library databases from off campus.

Use this buttonto see if you have cookies enabled.

  • If it is enabled, a message box will appear that says "You have cookies enabled and can properly use this website!"
  • If it is not enabled, a message box will appear that says "Cookies ARE NOT currently enabled! Please read below on this page for information on how to enable cookies." To use this site properly, you will need to enable cookies on your browser.
    • Note: JavaScripting must be enabled to use the Cookie Test.

How to Enable Browser Cookies

Cookies Enabled is a default setting in both Internet Explorer, Netscape and Firefox. If your cookies are disabled, follow these steps to enable your browser cookies:


Privacy Settings: If your privacy settings are too high, it can block the authentication process needed to allow you to access databases from off campus.
In Internet Explorer try going to Tools -- Internet options -- then clicking the "privacy" tab and lowering the setting (often this will be something you can drag up and down).


Internet Explorer Version 7: IE 7 is more restrictive by nature. If you are using IE 7 try lowering your security settings if you have problems accessing databases from off campus.
You can also check to see if Integrated Windows Authentication is enabled. To do this select Tools, Internet Options, click the Advanced Tab and scroll to the Security heading. Make sure the Enable Integrated Windows Authentication option is checked.


AOL Users: AOL and other web browsers can affect the authentication process. Try opening Internet Explorer while you are connected to AOL and working through Internet Explorer.


Add On Toolbars: Try removing any "add on" toolbars (like Google and Yahoo). You should be able to right click by the tool bar and uncheck any add on toolbars that may be loaded on your computer.


Vendor agreements require users to be registered patrons of Spartanburg Community College. Registered patrons are SCC students, faculty, staff  or community patrons in our three county (Spartanburg, Cherokee or Union) service area.