University Libraries Online Content Now Requires Authentication

  • June 4th, 2019
Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama Quad
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library

As of June 3, University Libraries requires students, faculty, staff and retirees to log in to myBama to access online resources such as journals, databases and e-books.

The authentication process adds another layer of security and reduces the inappropriate use of licensed content. Requiring on-campus login also will improve consistency in user experience and allow University Libraries to detect and address outages and problems more effectively.

This new policy aligns authentication requirements for both on- and off-campus users.

When accessing online library content, myBama will be the only sign-in required.

Questions about the new procedure should be directed to Michael Arthur at

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.