Cambridge Core Login Guide

Logging in from the Cambridge Core website

The Cambridge Core website, before you have logged in.

  • Click on Institutional login in the top right corner. Next you will see this page:

The Cambridge Core institutional login page.

  • Click on Athens Login page at the top. 

The page which asks you to sign in with an OpenAthens account, which also has a 'Find your organisation' option on the right side

  • You can then login using your Athens username and password on the left side of the page.
  • To login with your Portal password, find University of London under Find your organisation on the right side of the page.

The 'Choose how to sign in' pop-up, which gives you two options: University of London Online Library (Portal Login), and OpenAthens.

  • Then click University of London Online Library (Portal Login)

Remember that you can also log directly into Cambridge Core from the Cambridge Core database page.

If you have any problems, please contact the Online Library team by email at, by telephone +44 (0)20 7862 8478 (between 09.00 and 17.00 London time), by the Enquiries Form, or by Ask a Librarian Live Chat.