For remote access to the Library’s electronic resources, OpenAthens is going to gradually replace the existing remote access method (VPN). The trial period, during which the use of VPN will continue to be possible, will start on 2/2/2023.

OpenAthens is an Identity and Access Management System used to authenticate UCY students, faculty and staff via their UCY credentials (username/password), when community members are out of the UCY network (i.e. UCY IP range).

Inside the Library and generally within UCY network, the Library’s e-resources will continue to be accessible without further authentication.

Subscriptions that require authentication via special username/password will not be affected.

Instructions and updates will be posted on this webpage.

For help or problem reporting, please contact  or call 2289-5192.