Barcode Authentication to Off-Campus Access Ended Oct. 5


On October 5, 2018, the Library retired the use of the library barcode number as an authentication option for accessing library journals, eBooks and online resources from off campus via Off-Campus Access.

This change is taking place because the barcode login is vulnerable to hackers and puts all UCSC affiliates’ access to licensed resources at a security risk. To help reduce this risk, authentication for remote access will be limited to CruzID Gold.

If you use a library barcode number (usually on your staff/faculty ID or proxy card) to access eBooks, journal articles, and other scholarly resources from off campus, beginning October 5, you will need to access these resources using your CruzID account and Gold password.

If you are unsure whether you have set your CruzID Gold password or have questions, contact the ITS Support Center for assistance:

• Online:

• Email:

• Phone: 459-HELP(4357)

• In person: Kerr Hall Room 54


Once you have your CruzID Gold set, there are two methods available for accessing library resources from off campus:

• The Library’s OCA service - log in with your CruzID and Gold Password

• The campus VPN - log in with your CruzID and Gold Password


For more information on how to access library resources from off campus visit: