Frequently Asked Questions


I can't find where to log in with my Athens password?

Our answer:

After you click on an item in the Summon search results, you will normally be asked how you want to sign in. Select OpenAthens and then enter your Athens username and password.

Alternatively, go to your Study Programme page and click on the key next to the database you want to access. You may need to select OpenAthens. You will then be asked to enter your Athens username and password.

Step-by-step instructions on how to log into databases can be found in our Login Guides.

Only students on SOAS courses need an Athens account. If you are not a SOAS student, you can log into the Online Library with your Portal username and password. Take a look at the How do I login? FAQ for details.