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Using the Library from Home or Off-Campus*

You must log in to access the library from off campus. Having trouble? Here are our off-campus login instructions

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Victoria College

VC Students use their BanSam email account username and password to access databases off campus. Instructions can be found at the BanSam registration page. SAM accounts are created before the first class day and expire at the end of each semester. Contact the VC Help Desk for assistance at 361-582-2509 or email at You must activate the account before you can access the library from off-campus.

Students who are enrolled in any type of cooperative program with VC need to contact the Access Services Librarian.

University of Houston-Victoria

UHV Students use their UHV student computer accounts, which are setup for email, Blackboard, and computer lab access. The account must be activated before you can access library databases from off-campus. For more information about UHV Student Computer Accounts and instructions for activating the account, consult the UHV Information Technology Department's Student Services web page.

Students who are enrolled in any type of cooperative program with VC need to contact the Access Services Librarian with their name, ID#, and which program they are enrolled in to see if they are eligible for access off-campus.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff at UHV and VC use their respective school's assigned email/computer account for off-campus access. Adjunct accounts are allowed semester-to-semester access for the periods when they are teaching. UHV Information Technology creates accounts for UHV adjuncts and VC Technology Services creates VC adjunct accounts.

*Off Campus access is limited to currently enrolled students only.