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NebraskAccess Passwords

NebraskAccess Passwords may be used from anywhere. To maintain security NebraskAccess Passwords will now be changed once a year, on August 1st. In the future, new passwords will be emailed out approximately one month in advance to give libraries time to distribute the new passwords. Libraries can start using the new passwords as soon as they are received.

The new NebraskAccess passwords are only sent to the person we have listed in our records as the library director. However, any staff member can contact us to get the current password.

Each participating Nebraska library is issued three unique NebraskAccess passwords annually. Each password will correspond to one of the three database access pages.

  • NebraskAccess passwords starting with the letters EM provide access to databases listed on the Elementary/Middle School Databases page. These databases have been selected and customized to meet the typical research needs of elementary and middle school students.
  • NebraskAccess passwords starting with the letters HS provide access to databases listed on the High School Databases page. These databases have been selected and customized to meet the typical research needs of high school students.
  • NebraskAccess passwords that start with the letter A provide access to all NebraskAccess databases, which are listed on the All NebraskAccess Databases page. This page hosts the most comprehensive list of databases including those designed for adult and academic users and provides the broadest, most robust research experience.

Note: Library passwords are not case sensitive and do not contain any spaces.

NebraskAccess passwords can be handed out to patrons and students so they can use the resources from home or other locations. Licensing terms prohibit posting passwords to publicly accessible websites, or including them in documents/handouts/newsletters/videos that will be posted to publicly accessible websites. If a password is posted on a publicly accessible website, the library will be issued a replacement password and the publicly posted one will be disabled.

When distributing NebraskAccess passwords, librarians will need to take into account their patrons' information needs before determining which password(s) and database access page(s) to recommend. The All NebraskAccess Databases page and its corresponding password will best replicate the search experience patrons have been used to.

See NebraskAccess Linking and Authentication for information on more access options from within libraries and schools.

Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Number

Nebraska residents may also login to NebraskAccess databases using a Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Number. 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.

If you experience problems logging in with your Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Number, here are a few tips: Make sure you entered all letters and numbers. Make sure you didn't include any spaces. Make sure you didn't mix up the letter O with the number 0. Case doesn't matter; you can enter either uppercase or lowercase letters.

To add links on your website to the best NebraskAccess landing site(s) for your users, please see Linking to NebraskAccess.

If you have questions, please contact Allana or Susan at NebraskAccess.


For more information, contact NebraskAccess.