Getting Started FAQs:


How do I login to use eResources?

To log in remotely, click the link at the upper right of the eResources homepage. You’ll be redirected to our catalogue to enter your details, but will be taken back to eResources upon logging in. To log in you just need the User ID, located on the back of your library card, and your surname.

When using our eResources onsite, there is no need to log in, as you will automatically be given access to everything the portal has to offer.

Why can't I access all of the eResources from home?

We have three categories of eResources you can access through the Library: free, licenced, and onsite.

  • You can access free eResources at home or in the Library, without needing a library card.
  • You can access licenced eResources at home or in the Library if you have registered with the National Library, using the User ID number that is noted on the back of your library card and your surname.

  • You can only access onsite eResources within the National Library building due to licencing restrictions.

Free, licenced and onsite eResources at the National Library

What eResources aren't full-text searchable (and how do I access them)?

While close to 80% of our online databases are full-text searchable, there are some exceptions. These include, Findmypast, and Pressreader.

To make sure you can still easily access these popular resources, we’ve added direct links to them that will always appear on the right of your search results page (see below).

You can also browse through our list of databases using the Browse eResources tab. In this section, you can browse for databases alphabetically, search for specific databases, or browse the databases by subject area.

The Browse eResources tab in the eResources portal