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Using Library Resources & Services

Computers in JCKL

James C. Kirkpatrick Library has a number of computers available for UCM affiliates and public patrons. Specific information on library computers and software is available at the Library Computer Information Page.

Off-Campus Database Access with Single Sign On (SSO)

Most (but not all) library databases are available off-campus. To use library databases, patrons must either use a computer on the UCM campus or enter their UCM network username and password.

Single Sign On

To access library resources from off campus locations, you will be prompted to authenticate yourself as someone affiliated with UCM. Once you have entered your Single Sign On (SSO) credentials, the same as accessing Blackboard or email, you will land on the resource page, such as a database search page or individual article/chapter.

Contact the Technology Support Center

If all efforts to log in fail, contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).   Email inquiries may be sent to  Walk-in help is available in Ward Edwards 0800 from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and weekends by appointment (hours vary for summer sessions and breaks).  More information regarding Technical Support is available online at

Can't Get to Login Screen?

You're most likely behind a firewall that blocks the ports needed to use the proxy server. This is very common in public K-12 schools. In order to use library resources, the network administrator will need to open up ports 2048 through 2648.