Studying Away

While you are away from campus, you have access to many Williams Libraries resources and services:

  • You can get help with research through our Ask a Librarian service.

  • You can access the library catalog from anywhere you have an Internet connection. When you're off campus, signing in to the catalog expands your options for searching and managing your results.  Learn more.

  • Many of the resources on the Indexes & Databases page are accessible anywhere you have an Internet connection. You'll be asked to enter your Williams username and password when you click on the link.

    Other ways to connect.

  • All e-books and full-text journal and newspaper articles listed in the library catalog are available from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

    1. Click on "online access" or "full text available" to get to the "View It" section of the catalog record.
    2. Click on the link(s) provided to access the item.
    3. You'll be asked to enter your Williams username and password when you click on the link.
    4. If you're unable to access an e-book or article directly from the catalog after signing in, try connecting through the proxy server.

    See "Researching Off Campus" for more information.

  • Articles/Book Chapters:

    • Use the "Article" or "Book Chapter" request to get a PDF copy through interlibrary loan.

    Other Items:

    • When pick-up or scanning are not viable options, we'll ship materials to you. [Available to current faculty, students and staff].