Starting July 11, 2022, OpenAthens is replacing EZproxy for authorization off the secure campus network.
Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni should not notice a difference when accessing resources from off campus. You will still be presented with one of the familiar university-branded AU Sign In or Login pages.
On-site visitors who are not current AU students, faculty, or staff will be directed to a specific page and given OpenAthens login credentials to authenticate.
You may be required to accept terms and conditions the first time you access a resource with this authorization method.
American University Library is using OpenAthens only for authorization. (OpenAthens offers other services, including identity management and a user portal with a resource list like the LibGuides A to Z List.)
For known issues affecting provider platforms, see OpenAthens resource status page
For operating status, see OpenAthens' system status page
For general information, see OpenAthens' homepage