Remote access
made simple

We make accessing knowledge through a single sign-on easy.

We help more than 2,600 organizations with 5 million users in over 65 countries have access to the knowledge they want when they want it.

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Work smarter, not harder with usage stats reporting

Use our customizable reporting tool to make data-driven decisions about where to spend your library budget and how to improve student retention, all included with your OpenAthens subscription.

Add on our reporting API to seamlessly integrate your library usage data into existing data visualization software, such as Tableau or Power BI for even more powerful insights into user behavior.

Discover more about reporting
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What people say about us

Don’t take our word for it! Read customer success stories about setting up, integrating and using OpenAthens.

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Open up to a less complex life

With over 25 years experience, our single sign-on solution ensures access and authentication are managed simply, securely, and effectively while providing insight and data that supports librarians.

Why OpenAthens for librarians?

Who we work with


Collection of customer logos: GALILEO, Springer Nature, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, University of Melbourne, The Open University, Aston University, Thammasat, Universiti Sains Malaysia, BMJ

Collection of customer logos: IOP Publishing, University of Leeds, EBSCO, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Coleg Cambria, Florida Virtual Campus Library, Silverchair

Remote access resource hub

Struggling to support your users when they're access resources off-site? We’re here to help!

Our resource hub will help signpost you to the most relevant information you need right now.

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Let’s connect

How to onboard to OpenAthens

Follow our onboarding guides to find out how to prepare for your move to OpenAthens, decisions that need to be made and the steps that are taken.

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Our story

OpenAthens has been providing remote access and authentication solutions for over 25 years. Used worldwide by over 2,600 academic, healthcare, corporate research libraries, publishers, and service providers to provide access to knowledge. We’re based in the UK and are a part of Jisc.

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