Yes! You do not have to be on campus to access library resources! You can use OneSearch anytime to search across all library resources, including books, electronic books, and articles. Or, you can go directly to one of our databases through the Databases A-Z page to start your search. Either way, you will need to log in through the VCCCD Portal to gain access from off-campus. This page will guide you through the ways you can log in and access library resources from off-campus.
2. Next, you can either begin using OneSearch, or select the database you would like to use by going to the Databases A-Z list.
3a. If you use OneSearch, you will see a yellow bar in your search results page asking you to sign in. Click on the link to sign in, select the option for VCCCD portal, then log in with your username and password.
3b. If you select a database directly, you will be prompted to log in through the MyVCCCD portal. Log in with your username and password, and you will be taken directly to the database.
1. Start at the MyVCCCD portal page, and log in with your username and password.
2. Click on the "Library & Learning Resources" tab.
3. You can now use OneSearch or select a database to use from our Databases A-Z list.
4a. If you use OneSearch, you will need to log in a second time. In your search results page, you will see a yellow bar asking you to sign in. Click on the link to sign in, select the option for VCCCD portal, then log in once more.
4b. If you select a database, you will go directly to the database and not be prompted to log in again.
If you are having trouble accessing any library resources or have questions about your research,
contact a librarian during our open hours at 805-678-5818 or email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.