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Connect to Library Resources: OpenAthens

Learn about how you can connect to UFV library's resources.

Students, Faculty and UFV Employees

Access is easy.

If you are searching on the web:

  1. Look for the login option
    Login to SpringerLink
  2. Then login by institution.
    SpringerLink sign in via institution
  3. Search "Fraser" and University of the Fraser Valley (Library) should appear. (If it doesn't, it probably means that we don't subscribe to that content. If it appears twice choose the one with Library at the end).
    \ SpringerLink search for institution name, Fraser
  4. You'll then be rerouted to the UFV login page to login or if you have already logged in during the last eight hours you will have access to our content immediately.


If you are logging in via the library homepage or libguides, the login process is the same as MyClass.

Remember: if you are off campus you are likely to have to do Multi-factor authentication (MFA), so have your smartphone close by.

1. Enter your email address. If you are a student, remember to put

UFV's SSO methos


(If you are having issues logging into your account, hit the can't access your account link and click on work or school account and follow the steps.)

2. Hit Next and then you will be asked for your password

UFV's SSO password and forgot your password links

and one last window appears asking if you want to stay signed in.

Then you will have access to the library resources for the next 8 hours unless you delete your cookies or use an incognito/private window


Some Quirky Sites

Sometimes you will find UFV mentioned twice in the Institutions list. Choose the one that says University of the Fraser Valley (Library).



OVID databases and Cambridge Core are examples of this.


Guests can ask for access to our databases only if they are on campus.

We are unable to provide guest access to our electronic resources from off campus because of licensing restrictions.

Please come to the service desk, in the library, to request access to our databases. Please bring photo ID and we will sign you in. Your access will be time limited.

The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S’olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land), therefore we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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