Off-Campus Access

All Queens College students, staff, and faculty can access to the libraries’ electronic resources off-campus. To use databases and electronic resources while off-campus you must verify affiliation with Queens College by entering an active QCard library barcode number when prompted.

How to Authenticate

To gain access to the libraries’ electronic resources you must have an active QCard library barcode, which is how the system identifies you with Queens College.

IMPORTANT: To activate your library barcode you must visit the borrowing desk in person, at either the Rosenthal Library (level 3) or the Music Library.

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If you have ever checked out a book you have already completed this step.

Logging in

On the log-in page, you will be asked to enter your barcode. See the example below:

Off-Campus Proxy Login ScreenUnsuccessful Log-in Attempts

If you cannot get past the log-in screen:

  • You might be entering an incorrect QCard library barcode number. Please double check!

If you are still unsuccessful, there may be an issue with your account that is preventing access.

Report a Technical Problem

We’re here to help if you run into a technical problem.

  • Make sure your QCard barcode is activated. For questions, contact
  • If your QCard barcode is active and clear of library fines use the E-Issues Reporting Form:

For more information, please contact:

Kenneth Rosenberg on Email
Kenneth Rosenberg
Acquisitions Librarian , Queens College Libraries