Access to Electronic Resources from
L. Mendel Rivers Library at Charleston Southern University

Username :  

Password :  

Some resources require a CSU login even on campus.
Off campus access to all resources is restricted to currently registered students, faculty, and staff of Charleston Southern University.
Newly registered students are added daily at 6:30 pm.

STUDENTS:

  • Username is your first initial and lastname (do not use your middle initial, apostrophes, hyphens, periods, or spaces)
  • Password is your student ID number
  • Note: If you are not registered to take classes for the CURRENT semester, then you are a Guest even if you took classes previously or are registered for an upcoming semester

FACULTY/STAFF: Use either Option 1 or 2

Option 1:

  • Username is the username from your CSU email/network account, without the @csuniv.edu portion
  • Password is the password from your CSU email/network account (case sensitive)
  • Note: If you cannot login to your CSU email, use option 2
  • Note: This should work even if your email has been migrated to Office365. If it does not, use option 2 and let Eileen Lutzow know at 843-863-7951 or elutzow@csuniv.edu

Option 2:

  • Username is your first initial and lastname
  • Password is your CSU ID number
  • NOTE: If this does not work, use option 1 and contact Eileen Lutzow at 843-863-7951 or elutzow@csuniv.edu and ask to be added to the file

ALUMNI AND GUESTS:
Alumni and guests are welcome to visit the CSU Library in person to use many of the electronic resources but may not use them from off campus. Additionally, some resources require a CSU login even on campus and are not available to alumni and guests.


Having problems?

Contact Eileen Lutzow at 843-863-7951 or elutzow@csuniv.edu using your CSU email account. If you do not use your CSU email, a reply may be delayed until your connection to CSU can be verified.

If you cannot reach Eileen Lutzow and you wish to use the databases immediately, contact the CSU Library Reference Desk at 843-863-7946 for a temporary username and password. Also send an email to elutzow@csuniv.edu so that your permanent username and password can be added.

If you cannot login, include the following information:

  1. What username and password are you trying to use?
  2. What is your full name and student ID number?
  3. If you are leaving a voicemail message, what is your phone number or email address?

If you are able to login to some resources but are having problems with a specific database or resource, include the following:

  1. What is your full name and student ID number?
  2. If you are leaving a voicemail message, what is your phone number or email address?
  3. Which database or resource is not working correctly? Please describe the error message or problem.
  4. What internet browser(s) have you tried (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)? If you have another browser available, try using it.
  5. Have you had this problem with this database or resource before? If not, it might be a temporary problem, so please wait 15 min or an hour and try again.
  6. Have you tried disabling pop-up blockers?
  7. Have you tried clearing cookies or browser history and then restarting your browser?

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