Contracts with journal and database publishers require the Library to restrict access to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of the University of California, Santa Cruz. By using Off-campus Access, users become authenticated as part of the UCSC network.
Off-campus refers to locations that are not physically on the UCSC campus or in UCSC buildings. Dorms, apartments on Resnet, classrooms and offices (including those at UBP and ITS Delaware) are all considered on-campus.
You must log into both OCA and into SciFinder via an account which requires a current UCSC campus email address. Additional plugin software is also required. Links to a one-time campus registration page and software download can be found on this UC SciFinder Scholar Welcome page.
If you are behind a firewall and require access to UCSC Library resources, your network administrator will need to create a firewall rule that specifies the UCSC Library's proxy server as a Trusted site. The address to use is: oca.ucsc.edu. Network administrators requiring further information can contact the OCA administrators at email@example.com.
Try it again, to rule out typos. Make sure you are entering all 14 digits of your library card number, without dashes or spaces. If you are still having problems, contact the McHenry Library or the Science & Engineering Library Circulation Desk at (831) 459-5185 or (831) 459-5300 to verify that your barcode number is in the system. If you prefer, feel free to email them here.
Contracts with the library's database and journal vendors require us to restrict access to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of the University of California, Santa Cruz. If you think there is an error and you should have access, please contact the Circulation Desk at either:
McHenry Library (831) 459-5185 or
Science & Engineering (831) 459-5300
Or send an email here.
The problem is probably one of three things:
Because of a large amount of attempted unlicensed use in China, Russia, and Iran, we've blocked them from using the OCA server. We DO want to enable valid UCSC users to use the OCA server from inside those countries. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ucsc email address and we'll enable your individual library barcode on the OCA server.
For more help, contact the ITS Help Desk at (831) 459-HELP or email@example.com.