Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons
Technology

Off-campus Access

  • The library provides access to thousands of online resources both on- and off-campus. Here are some tips for logging in.

    Catalog

    Lemieux Library's catalog is available to all via the web.

    To request books and videos from Lemieux Library, log in with your last name and university ID number preceded by two zeros (a 9-digit number).  Students may find their number on their unofficial transcript, available on SUOnline.  Faculty may find their number on their online pay advice, available on SUOnline.  You may also present a photo ID at the circulation desk to get your university ID number.

    Summit

    The catalog of our consortium, Summit, is also available to anyone via the web.

    To request books and videos from Summit, click the purple "Request Item" button, select Seattle University from the drop down box, and use your active SU Network ID and password to log in.

    For help with SU network IDs, call 206-296-5571, send email to helpdesk@seattleu.edu , or check the Office of Information Technology's information about network and e-mail accounts.

    Library Account

    Lemieux Library provides SU patrons online access to their individual library account information (such as items checked out, unpaid bills, and holds) plus the ability to renew materials already checked out.

    Access these services by clicking on SU Login located in the upper right-hand region of any library catalog page. Log in with your last name and university ID number preceded by two zeros (a 9-digit number). Students may find their number on their unofficial transcript, available on SUOnline.  Faculty may find their number on their online pay advice, available on SUOnline.  You may also present a photo ID at the circulation desk to get your university ID number.

    Databases

    Most of the Library's other online resources, such as databases, are available from anywhere worldwide, by logging in with an active SU Network ID and password.

    To find articles by searching our library databases:

    1. Start here.
    2. Find the database you want to use and click the database link.
    3. Use your SU Network ID and password to log in.
    4. You should now have access to the database and can begin searching.

    Trouble with Databases access

    Login Problems 

    For help with SU network IDs, call 206-296-5571, send email to helpdesk@seattleu.edu , or check the Office of Information Technology's information about network and e-mail accounts.

    Certificate errors 

    You may see an error message when you connect through the proxy server to a resource that encrypts/secures its connection. The exact language of the error message varies from browser to browser, but the meaning is the same. You are being warned that the security certificate is only valid for sites on the seattleu.edu domain, but you appear to be visiting a site in another domain. This message is intended to alert you when a website appears to be mis-stating its identity. The proxy server triggers this warning because it is redirecting your communications through a server on the SU campus in order to give the database the impression that you are coming from a computer on campus. You may safely disregard this warning while using the proxy server to browse library resources.

    An alternative to the proxy server 

    Often businesses and medical agencies have strict firewalls in place to protect their network and and users. In these cases, proxy access may not work. In the past some users used the campus VPN to get around this problem. This no longer works, but a new alternative is available.

    You may be familiar with the campus computer labs, and the wide range of software installed there for your use. Beginning Fall 2009 these resources are being made available to you from any computer with a broadband internet connection. One advantage for library patrons of the new system is the ability to use a virtual lab computer to do your library research, giving you a virtual-on-campus computer from anywhere.

    If the proxy does not work for you, try a virtual lab computer. Mac users will need Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac.