You're always welcome to meet with us in person or online on a drop-in basis between 8 AM and 4:30 PM, but if you have a more extensive research question, you may want to book an appointment with a research librarian.
Here are some initial troubleshooting suggestions. Be sure to contact us if you're still having problems.
Is this a new problem?
If you've been able to log in from off campus, but suddenly access stops working, it could be a temporary problem. This sometimes happens with even the best online providers. Contact us to see if anyone else has reported a problem.
Are you still registered as a student or employee? Call Circulation at 604-513-2023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll be able to tell you if your registration is current.
If you're still not able to access databases, try:
Passwords - If you're having problems with your password, check out the TUWPass FAQs.
Can you log in on campus, but not at home? Or, can you log in to MyCourses or the Student Portal successfully from off campus?
If yes, then it's probably not a password problem. It could be:
A Browser Problem - Sometimes an error page gets stuck in the browser's cache and won't let the browser access the correct live page. To clear your cache, see this WikiHow page.
A Firewall Problem - If you are still having problems and are sure that your user name and password are correct, check to see if you are using a personal firewall and that it will allow an outgoing connection to the address ezproxy.student.twu.ca port 2048 and that you also do not have your web browser connecting through your ISP's proxy server. This can be checked as follows:
If your browser is configured to use a proxy server you will need to either disable this option or configure the settings to "bypass" the proxy server for the address ezproxy.student.twu.ca. If you have personal firewall software or hardware then you can check to see if it is causing the problem by disabling it and try to log in again. If this works then you will need to check your firewall documentation or support site to allow outgoing browser connections to port 2048 of the address ezproxy.student.twu.ca
Finally, if you have a research project due soon and are having access problems, while IT/the library is figuring out what the problem is, contact email@example.com and we may be able to help you with your research.