by | May 10, 2021

Off-Campus Access

Students, Faculty, and Staff

Current Saint Mary’s University students, faculty, staff have full access to Saint Mary’s Libraries’ online materials while off-campus. To log in:

  1. Go to Saint Mary’s Libraries’ home page.
  2. Enter a search into the search box and select search.
  3. Log in with your Saint Mary’s email ( and password (same one that you use for Saint Mary’s Student Portal, Canvas, etc.)
  4. Success! Your SuperSearch results will appear.
    Note: If search results do not appear, see the troubleshooting section below.

Community Members, Prospective Students, and Alumni

Community members, prospective students, and alumni can browse Saint Mary’s collection using the SuperSearch Guest Access. Guest access enables users to search and browse Saint Mary’s full collection and to access full text of open access resources; however, full text subscription resources are not available through guest access.


Contact the IT Helpdesk if you encounter problems logging into databases or if you forgot your Saint Mary’s email or password. If you can log into the Student Portal, Gmail, and Canvas, but you cannot log into the databases from off-campus, your account may not be fully activated. Ask the IT Helpdesk to activate your account.

Renewals, Loans, & Requests

Your library account enables you to:

  • View your checked-out items and due dates;
  • Renew your checked-out items;
  • Check the status of your interlibrary loan and hold requests;
  • Cancel a request.

If you encounter problems logging into your library account or the interlibrary loan request form, contact the IT Helpdesk.

SuperSearch Account

You can save resources to your SuperSearch (aka EBSCO) account, which is free and enables you to:

  • Permanently save articles, ebooks, and searches
  • Set up search alerts
  • Access your work from any device anytime.

Our login system automatically generates a SuperSearch folders account for you. If you have previously created a SuperSearch folders account, you will need to connect it with your newly created account to retain access to your saved items.