Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons

Off-campus Access

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


    Primo is available to all via the web.


    The catalog of our consortium, Summit, is part of Primo.

    For help with SU network IDs, call 206-296-5571, or send email to helpdesk@seattleu.edu.

    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 "Sign In" located in the upper right-hand region of any library catalog page. Log in with your SU username and password.


    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. 

    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.