Remotely Accessing HSLS Resources During the COVID-19 Closure

Though Falk Library is not physically open while the University operates under a modified status, you can still utilize HSLS’s broad assortment of online resources through Pitt’s remote access service. Even when we’re not operating through a pandemic, remote access is always available, and is a great tool that gives you 24/7 access to library resources any time you’re working off-site.

While you’re working off-campus, you can use remote access to retrieve online journal articles, access clinical and research databases, search full-text e-books, and use licensed molecular biology software. To log on to Pitt remote access, follow the provided link and enter your valid Pitt username and password, and then complete the steps for multifactor authentication. Once you are logged in, you will be able to access HSLS resources in your browser as if you were working on-site.

If you find that you are frequently having to log in via Pitt’s remote access while working off-site, you can install the “Reload via HSLS” boomarklet link in your browser for even faster access to HSLS resources. When you click on the bookmarklet link, you will be prompted to log in to Pitt remote access, and then will instantly be rerouted back to the now fully-available article or resource. Visit HSLS’s Remote Access page to view installation instructions for the “Reload via HSLS” bookmarklet link.

Having trouble logging in to remote access? Contact the Pitt IT Help Desk at 412-624-4357. If you are able to log in to remote access but are having trouble accessing an HSLS resource, please contact our library staff via Ask A Librarian. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for in HSLS’s extensive online collection, Document Delivery Services is still available to fill requests during this time.

If you are a UPMC employee, you can access health sciences journals, e-books, and databases through the UPMC Health Sciences Digital Library. For those working outside the UPMC network, remote access is provided through UPMC MyApps. For assistance, with UPMC MyApps contact the ISD Help Desk at 412-647-4357.

~Julia Reese