All Online Library resources are password protected. You can log into all Online Library resources using your Portal username and password. This is the same username and password you use to log into the Portal and your Virtual Learning Environment.

When you registered, you will have received your Portal username. If you don't know your Portal username, or if you need to reset your password, click the link under Forgot password? on the Portal login page.

The Passwords FAQs give the answers to the most common password enquiries recieved by the Enquiry Service.

SOAS Students

If you are a student on a SOAS course (such as CeDEP, CeFIMS or Global Diplomacy), then you need to log into the Online Library using an Athens account. This is sometimes also called OpenAthens.
To request an Athens Account submit the Athens Registration form, or email the Online Library Enquiry service at with your 9-digit University of London student number (not your 6-digit SOAS number).

If you have forgotten your Athens password, click here to reset your password. But please note that you must enter your username. It will not work if you enter your email address.

Logging in

You can log into the Online Library from Summon (the search box on the Online Library homepage) or from your programme gateway. For help with logging in, take a look at:

If you need more help contact the Enquiry Service.