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I am having problems accessing a resource via Athens.

Home Help and Support I am having problems accessing a resource via Athens.

To access resources that the OU subscribes to through the online library, all you need is your OU computer username (OUCU) and password. You don’t need to create a separate Athens login unless you want to access material that the OU does not subscribe to.

If an OpenAthens page appears asking you to login with an OpenAthens username and password:

  1. Ignore the 'Sign in with an OpenAthens account' option and choose 'Find your organisation'.
  2. Enter Open University into the 'Type the name of your organisation here' box and select the search icon (a magnifying glass).
  3. The search will return a '2 organisations found' message and display two links. Select the 'Open University'.
  4. A 'Sign into the OU website' page may now appear. Login using your Open University computer username and password.

This short how-to video will assist with navigating extra links when logging in to Athens authenticated online resources.