Off-Campus Access

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

No matter where you are, as long as you have access to an Internet connection and you can get to our library website, you can use our online databases.

When you click on a link to resources that are limited by license to Gustavus community members, you will have to log in first using your:

  • Username: The 14-digit library number from your valid Gustavus ID
  • Password: Your last name OR the first 8 letters of your last name (not case-sensitive)

Below is a screen shot of the off-campus login screen. Note: do not attempt to login from the screen shot below. Rather, login by clicking directly on a database name on the article databases menu on the library's home page.

off campus login screen
  • Enter your library number (the 14 digit number beginning with "20110..." on your Gustavus Adolphus College ID) and password (usually your last name), then click on "Login."
  • For users with barcodes issued earlier than 2005, passwords MAY be the FIRST EIGHT LETTERS ONLY of your last name.

7th Street college housing residents

If you are connecting from one of the 7th Street houses, because of the way Internet service is provided to those residences, you may be prompted to complete the off campus login process.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad? Don't leave the library behind! Learn about ways to stay connected.

Accessing Netlibrary electronic books from off campus

The former NetLibrary collection is now available via the EBSCOhost eBook Collection.


Most problems occur when the 14-digit library number on your Gustavus ID does not match the number in your library patron record. This is very easy to