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Introduction to SETU Carlow Campus Libraries: Off-Campus Access

SETU Carlow Campus Libraries guide to using the library

Off Campus Access

The Library provides access to a wide range of online resources which can be accessed from both on- and off-campus.

Login to all library online resources is done using the IT Carlow network login.

Access to resources from both on- and off-campus requires login: this guide gives a brief explanation of how login works.

Online Databases

Individual online databases can be accessed via the A-Z database page on the main library at:

Most of these databases, (except where indicated), can be accessed off-campus by following the required database link. Once this is done a login page is displayed. Enter your SETU network username and password.

Search and Find : Online Resources

The Search and Find ; Online Resources service can be accessed by using the search box on the library website home page: or by connecting via the Search and Find ; Online Resources link on the Services page:

Login at the Search and Find home page will open the login box:

Enter your SETU network Username and Password

Using Full-Text Finder Links in Search and Find : Online Resources

After logging into Search and Find, when a list of results for a search is displayed , when a  link is selected, a login screen will be displayed:

Select Click here to login to continue.
Once this is done for the first time it will not need to be repeated during a searching session.

Need More Help?

For assistance with off-campus login, please contact the library:
Phone: 059 9175760

Access Issues

Emerald Insight / Emerald Social Science ebooks

If a 'Connection refused by, please try again later.' error is displayed, click on the linking URL for a second time.

Error 403 or 431 messages

If an 'error 403' or 'error 431' message is displayed when accessing any library online resource, the following actions are recommended:


  • Clear browser cookies. Details of how to do this for popular web browsers are shown below:

    Google Chrome:

    Micosoft Edge:

    Mozilla Firefox:


Note that clearing cookies may remove saved usernames/passwords

  •     Try a different web browser