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When accessing the research databases and other e-resources from off campus, you will be prompted for your WebAdvisor User ID and birthdate by the SWC off campus access system.

As a student your WebAdvisor User ID is the first initial of your first and last names, 0 (zero) and your six digit student ID number.

Example: aa0123456

Enter your birthdate in this format, month, day and year (mmddyy)

Example: December 1, 1984 would enter: 120184

Don't know your webAdvisor User ID? Visit to retrieve your WebAdvisor User ID 

  • Select the Students tab 
  • User Account and "What's my User ID?"
Once you enter your User ID and birthdate, you'll be able to use the databases, e-journals, e-books, and online videos just as if you were on campus.

Although the Southwestern College Libraries would like to offer open access to all information resources, license agreements with the publishers of our online databases, e-journals, and e-books require that only current SWC students, faculty, and staff be given access to these resources.

Non-enrolled library patrons can access our research databases and e-resources from computer stations located inside the library building.

Faculty and Staff User ID

For off campus access, use your WebAdvisor User ID and birth date (mmddyy).

Visit this website to retrieve your WebAdvisor ID  

  • Select the Faculty or Staff tab 
  • User Account and "What's my User ID?"

Help Needed with Off Campus Access

Additional help can be found on this website


Fill out an Off Campus Access Problem Report A staff member will contact you to help resolve the problem within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays).Remote access to databases and electronic books is available to currently enrolled students, and currently employed faculty, and staff of Southwestern College.

Last updated: 5/14/2014 4:35:56 PM