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OpenAthens: Requesting Access

For those users who do not have Upstate Novell or Groupwise accounts, the Library may be able to provide access based on your affiliation to SUNY Upstate, or through agreements we have with other institutions.  

Who may apply for an OpenAthens Access account? 

  • Emeritus Faculty 
  • Voluntary Faculty 
  • Visiting Faculty 
  • VA physicians with dual appointments (Upstate/VA) 
  • Upstate non-matriculated students 

How do I apply for an OpenAthens account? 

Emeritus Faculty OpenAthens Access Request Form - PDF Form 

All Other Access - Submit a request to gain guest access

Voluntary Faculty member? The Library has a Voluntary Faculty LibGuide filled with information based on your affiliation as to specific resources and services you are eligible for.  Learn more.  

If you have questions about accessing the library's resources, contact the Library Service Desk (315) 464-7091 or by email at