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OpenAthens enables seamless, secure access to most* databases and library resources anytime, anywhere via single sign-on (SSO).
Benefits of OpenAthens:
* Access to the Bloomberg Terminal and D&B Hoovers will continue via standalone accounts and will not be incorporated into OpenAthens.
Register now to establish an OpenAthens account. Within a business day, the Library will verify your request and release an account activation email from OpenAthens.
Please note database access is based on a combination of your bureau and your official duty station. You will automatically receive access to all resources you are eligible for and can view this list by visiting MyAthens.
If you are experiencing access issues, you may need to reset your password.
When in doubt, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check this email regularly and will get to your question within a business day, if not sooner.
OpenAthens has mechanisms in place to quickly identify potential security breaches or cyberattacks. View the OpenAthens Security Guide to learn more.
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays
General Public - by appointment only
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