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Troubleshooting Guide for HACC Library Users: Access

This guide has several tips for troubleshooting common problems and contact information for problems that cannot be solved so easily.

User Access

Note: Remote access to the HACC Library's licensed online resources is available to current HACC students, faculty & staff. In order to use these resources you must be "authenticated" (recognized as a valid user) by the HACC campus network.  Your login/password is your HACC username and password.  HACC's Central Authentication page.

How to Login to the Library

All HACC students, staff and faculty should use their MyHACC username and MyHACC password to access all library online resources or services including:

  • Using databases from home via Articles & Databases > Databases A-Z
  • Placing all requests from the Books & Media catalog (Request It! and Interlibrary loans requests)
  • Access My Account (under Services) to renew books, view fines, bills, holds, and requests.  

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Satellite ISP & EBSCO Problem

If a student/faculty member is using a satellite Internet Service Provider, they may not be able to access EBSCO databases from off campus. EBSCO’s Tech Support said that the students/faculty member will need to contact their satellite Internet Service Provider to make adjustments on their end.  

Are you Accessing the Library from a Military or Government Computer?

  • If you are attempting to access the library's resources from a military or government computer, there may be a secure firewall in place that prevents you from using the library's proxy server.
  • If this is the case, please try accessing from a less secure area, if possible. For example, try accessing from your lodging or a community area instead of your workplace, as these areas may allow proxy server access.
  • If you are still experiencing problems, you may need to contact your help desk or IT staff to see if your firewall can be adjusted to allow you to access the library's proxy server.

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