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Regional Library Services (WOHKN): Off Site Access


OpenAthens is an authentication system that provides remote access to the library's online resources via single sign-on. When you are onsite, you can automatically access the library's online resources by clicking the links on this website. When you are offsite, however, you must log into your OpenAthens account to access the library's online resources.

To qualify for an OpenAthens account, you need to:

  • Be affiliated with the Regional Library Service
  • Provide a valid email address from one of the following regional partners:
    • Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance, Norfolk General Hospital, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, or West Haldimand General Hospital  

If you meet these requirements, please complete the following form to self-register for an OpenAthens account:

You will receive an account authentication email with further instructions shortly after you submit the self-registration form. If you do not receive an account authentication email within 24 hours, email

Once you activate your OpenAthens account, log in to MyAthens (the OpenAthens user portal) to access the library's electronic resources:

Refer to the OpenAthens User Guide below for complete instructions.  


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