Requirements for Off-campus Access
Note that the libraries have a number of accounts that require authentication. Most of these simply require an activated Rebelcard barcode and a PIN.
- Have status as a currently enrolled/employed student, faculty, or staff member. Due to licensing restrictions required by publishers who produce electronic resources, off-campus access to the databases is limited to authorized users. Only currently enrolled students and/or currently employed staff or faculty of UNLV can access licensed databases from off-campus. Alumni are not eligible for this privilege.
Possess an activated UNLV Library Barcode.
New students must activate their RebelCard in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at one of the branch libraries – Architecture Studies, Curriculum Materials or Music. The barcode located on the back of the card becomes your permanent library barcode. For more information contact the Circulation Department at 895-2111. Online education students should view activation requirements .
Establish a Library PIN.
Your Library PIN will be provided when you activate your RebelCard in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at a branch library service desk. For information on how to recover lost PINS visit the PIN help pages .
Have Web access and Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Firefox version 1 or later, Google Chrome version 4 or later, or the most recent version of Safari.
You must be running Internet Explorer version 6.x or above, Firefox version 1 or above, or the most current version of Safari to connect from off-campus. Some databases only work with certain browsers.
Once you meet all of the requirements simply click on the database  you wish to use. You should see a screen asking for your library barcode and PIN.