This guide has been created to assist you with common problems related to accessing Stellenbosch University Library e-resources from off-campus. Some of these problems include:
In addition to the off-campus e-access to all the e-resources the library subscribes to, undergraduate and postgraduate students (registered and prospective) who do not reside on campus and who are prepared to pay for the delivery of hard copy books and documents to them, may sign up for off-campus document delivery here.
You can do this by:
Pressing the Print Screen button on your keyboard
Click the window that you want to copy. Press CTRL + ALT+PRINT SCREEN or just press the PRINT SCREEN Button on your keyboard. Explained in detail here
Important: The text you see on your keyboard might be PrtSc, PrtScn, or PrntScrn. The other text on the Print Screen key is usually SysRq.
Where is the PRINT SCREEN button?
The PRINT SCREEN key is usually located in the upper right corner of your keyboard. The key looks similar to the following: PRINT SCREEN key
Paste (CTRL+V) the image into a Microsoft Office program or other application.
Using the Snipping tool on your computer
To access the Snipping tool follow these instructions. The snipping tool looks like this
Or using the screen shot on your mobile device
Follow these instructions. The screen will look like this once you have successfully followed the instructions
Who will have access to the library's e-resources?
Off-campus electronic access to the library e-resources is restricted to Stellenbosch University staff members and currently registered Stellenbosch University students.
If you do not have e-access or not have your own SU username and password, see the SU user e-application options, on our homepage under HELP << Off-campus electronic access.
Enquiries: E-mail | Log a request on the Library ICT Service Desk
How do I access the Library e-resource from off-campus?
Many of our SU registered students and staff members may not physically visit the Library, but from off-campus you are still able to access these resources based on your affiliation to Stellenbosch University. You must access these e-resources via the library homepage so that you can be authenticated via the University's 'Single Sign-on' screen.
Type your search terms in the search box OR choose E-Databases, E-Journals or SU Research Output (E-theses) from the FIND menu. When off-campus and prompted to sign-on, sign in with your SU username and password.
How can I, as a prospective postgraduate student, access the library's e-resources from off-campus?
Can I, as an alumni, access to the library's e-resources from off-campus?
Unfortunately not. The Library's academic subscription agreements with publishers and aggregators do not allow for this arrangement. Off-campus electronic access to the library e-resources is restricted to Stellenbosch University staff members and currently registered Stellenbosch University students.
How do I access and download eBooks?
Use our LibGuide for eBooks.
Off-campus e-access webinar: