Off Campus Access

Off-campus access to library e-resources is granted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff of Southwestern College. When accessing individual resources from SWC Library Articles and Databases, you will be prompted for a username and password.

Currently Enrolled SWC Students

  • Your username is your MySWC username (first name initial, last initial, 7-digit SWC ID number).
  • Your password is your birthdate (MMDDYY). 

Example: student Andrea Adams, with ID number 0123456, born on January 1, 1971:

Username: aa0123456

Password: 010171 

SWC Faculty and Staff

  • Your username is also your MySWC (or campus network) username, usually your first name initial and your last name.
  • Your password is your birthdate (MMDDYY).

Example: staff member Robert Jones, with a birthdate of December 31, 1986:

Username: rjones

Password: 123186

Help Needed with Off-Campus Access

Additional help can be found at Off-Campus Access Information & Tips, or 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).

Note: Remote access to databases and electronic books is available to currently enrolled students, and currently employed faculty, and staff of Southwestern College.

Community Users

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 from off campus locations.

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