NebraskAccess Authentication Options
To access the databases the Nebraska Library Commission purchases and makes
available to Nebraska residents through
NebraskAccess users must be authenticated. The Library Commission provides multiple ways of authentication.
A number of public libraries and most school and academic libraries are
set up for IP authentication to the databases. It’s easy to determine if
computers in your library are set up for IP access. If IP access is working,
you should be able to click on one of the links listed under
Databases Available to
Nebraskans and go directly into the database without being prompted for a password. If you get prompted for a password that means the library is not set up for IP Authentication. To learn more about setting your library up for IP authentication please contact
Password Access for in the Library and at Home
NebraskAccess passwords can be used by libraries not set up for IP
authentication and by any Nebraska resident wanting to access the databases
from home or other location. Each library is issued their own unique
password. To maintain security NebraskAccess Passwords are changed two times
a year, on October 1 and April 1. Passwords are emailed to the director of
each library about a month before the scheduled change. The new passwords
can be used and distributed immediately. To verify we have the director’s
email address on file please search the
Directory on our website. Please use the “Submit corrections, updates, comments” link found within the directory to submit any updates.
We realize that sometimes a director may be out of the office or forget
to distribute the new NebraskAccess password to staff. To help with this
situation a message letting folks know the new passwords have been emailed
to the directors is sent to the
NebraskAccess4Lib mailing list which any Nebraska librarian can
subscribe to. The mailing list message serves as a reminder to directors to
distribute the password and it lets staff members know they can ask the
director for the new password. Any library staff member may also contact the
Library Commission for the password.
We encourage libraries to distribute the NebraskAccess passwords to their
patrons so everyone can easily access the resources when they are not in the
library. One way you can distribute the passwords is to use the
customizable business cards. Please do NOT put the passwords on your websites or publish them in your local newspaper.
Patrons may also use their Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Number to login to the NebraskAccess databases. Driver's license numbers will only be used to verify that the person logging in is a Nebraska resident; they will not be retained for personal identification purposes, nor will they be used to track individuals' usage of the resources. Please note that due to licensing restrictions we are unable to provide access to the eLibrary full-text database via the driver's license/state identification number login method.