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    Electronic Resources Policy

    On and off-campus access to the GC Library's licensed online resources is available to current GC students, faculty & staff. To use these resources, you must authenticate via OpenAthens; more information is below. 

    Connecting On and Off-Campus


    When accessing licensed library resources, students, faculty, & staff, OpenAthens will prompt you to sign in.

    • Students: Sign in with your GC ID and Whitecaps Portal Password.
    • Faculty & Staff: Sign in with your network username (exclude @gc) and password used to log in to your computer. 

    Sign-in Tips:

    • Using auto-fill or a password manager to log in can be problematic.
    • You may trigger a lockout that can last up to 30 minutes. Multiple attempts during this time will reset the lockout timer. Please refrain from repeated login attempts if you have trouble logging in.

    In most cases, you will see this sign-in screen:

    Library Account


    Log in to your account to :koha library account

    • Renew books and other library materials you have checked out
    • Place holds
    • Update personal information
    • Change your library account password (not your Whitecaps Portal Password)
    • View fines and fees

     

    Whitecaps OneSearch


    Use Whitecaps OneSearch to find:

    • Academic journal articles
    • Newspaper articles 
    • Books and eBooks
    • Films and videos
    • And more...

    IT Helpdesk


    Get help with Whitecaps Portal, Printing/PaperCut, email access, or your GC ID account (change or reset your password).

    If you are experiencing issues logging into the Whitecaps Portal or having other technical difficulties, don't hesitate to contact the IT helpdesk at helpdesk@gc.edu or call 409-944-1352.

    Need to reset your password? Try the Self-Service Password Reset.

    Have other general questions about Galveston College? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page