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Accessing eResources & Remote Access

Remote access to Osgoode and York University eResources is available to all members of the York Community by the following means.

Passport York

Access to most eResources is restricted by licence to current students of York University. While on-campus access is automatic and transparent, you will need to set up a Passport York account for remote access eResources from off-campus and from home. To apply for access and for more information about remote access:


Eduroam allows York University community members who are visiting other participating institutions to access the wireless internet service using their York credentials. It also allows visitors from participating institutions to access wireless internet service while at York. If you are a York University community member, you must use the AirYork Wireless service while at York. Instructions for taking advantage of Eduroam services are available here:

Acceptable Use Guidelines for Electronic Resources (eResources)

The use of all eResources is governed both by licences with the vendors and by copyright law. Please read the Libraries Acceptable Use Guide for eResources, an introduction to best practices.

Discover eResources

Please note that some law-specific eResources are available only to members of the Osgoode community or from within the Osgoode Hall Law School and Library. Some, such as Westlaw Canada and CCH Online, are available exclusively to Osgoode Hall Law School students and faculty through the publishers’ educational programs and require individually-assigned passwords, available from the Osgoode Library. All such restrictions on access are noted in our listing or eResources @ Osgoode. No exceptions can be made to these restrictions.