Online Library remote access via SURFconext

Remote Access

[Updated – 2 July 2015]

As of 15 October 2014 the Online Library login will be replaced by a uniform Maastricht University login based on SURFconext technology. SURFconext is a national infrastructure by SURF and provides single sign on when used in combination with other supported services. 

By now you are used to access the Online Library, anytime, anyplace. Whenever you are off-campus a log in screen automatically pops up. By logging in, we can grant you access to our protected content and the websites and databases of publishers we subscribe to. 

By replacing the current login with SURFconext you will get access to even more UM subscribed content. SURFconext also helps us to provide access to new user groups: as of 15 October we welcome all azM employees to make use of the Online Library outside the azM buildings. 


Changes and screens

1. The current Online Library login screen

Current Online Library login screen

Current Online Library login screen


2. The new SURFconext login sreens

2.1 Choose the your institution (your selection will be remembered next time you visit)

SURFconext institution selector

SURFconext institution selector


2.2 Use your general network account to get access (example: j.doe – password | you don’t have to type unimaas\ before your name)

UM Single Sign On login

UM Single Sign On login


2.3 Accept “Yes, share this data” (this message shows only the first time you use SURFconext)


If you have questions, problems or remarks, please contact me via Ask your librarian.

Ron Aardening. 


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2 Responses to Online Library remote access via SURFconext

  1. Wouter Lamers Wednesday 15 October 2014 at 15:47 CEST #

    Kunt u ook zeggen welk adres we om te beginnen moeten intypen?

    • UM Library Friday 17 October 2014 at 11:34 CEST #

      Dear Wouter, there is no specific address. When you are off-campus or outside one of the authorized domains/buildings, a login screen will pop up automatically when you open a protected page or source in the Online Library.

      Cheers, Ron.

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