What is LibAccess?
LibAccess is a service which lets you use a username and password to access McMaster’s electronic resources from off-campus (with the exception of UpToDate).
How do I login to LibAccess?
If you're off-campus and are accessing resources from the HSL website, make sure you're logged in before opening anything with the small lock icon.
To login, click on the LibAccess icon located in the right column of each of our pages. If you're not logged in, you may be faced with a publisher's login page, or asked to pay a fee for an article or e-book.
Most users should enter their Mac ID to login to LibAccess.
What if I don't have a Mac ID?
If you don't have a Mac ID and password, set up a LibAccess account below using your McMaster barcode, printed on the back of your Photo ID card (“Working at McMaster” card).
What if I don’t know my McMaster barcode?
If you do not have a Photo ID Card (“Working at McMaster” card), you can obtain one in room 245, Burke Sciences Building.
If you are unable to come to campus, contact the Health Sciences Library with your name, address and employee or student number; we will look up your McMaster barcode on your behalf.
What if I don’t have a McMaster employee or student number?
If you are affiliated with the University but do not have McMaster employee or student numbers you must contact your program administrator or the Health Research Services Office.
- Educational affiliation
If your affiliation with the McMaster University is through one of the Faculty of Health Sciences educational programs, schools or departments, contact your program administrator who will confirm your affiliation and submit your request for library privileges on your behalf.
- Research affiliation
If your affiliation with McMaster University is connected to a Faculty of Health Sciences research initiative, contact the Health Research Services Office at email@example.com and provide them with:
- your name
- your contact information (including email address and phone number)
- the title appearing on the grant
- a description of your role on the research team
- a description of how library resources will be used to support the project
- the name of Principal Investigator on the grant
- the name of the sponsoring agency(ies) funding the research project. The Faculty of Health Sciences Health Research Services Office will then confirm your affiliation with McMaster University and submit your request for library privileges on your behalf.
For more information, please contact Neera Bhatnagar, Head of Systems & Public Services, Health Sciences Library.