Remote access
made simple

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

We help more than 3,000 organizations with 8 million users in over 80 countries have access to the knowledge they want when they want it.

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Be a part of Access Lab 2024

Submit your proposals for Access Lab 2024 by Friday 17 November!
You can submit proposals for plenary talks, panel debates, roundtable discussions and case studies. Topics may include:

  • Impact of climate change on library services
  • Impact of cost of living crisis on library budgets
  • Opportunities and challenges of AI/ machine learning
  • Browser privacy changes
  • User experience and product UX
  • Open Access
  • Federated authentication and seamless access

Access Lab will take place 2-6pm GTM on Monday 26 February. We will be running an additional version of Access Lab from 1-3pm AEDT Tuesday 27 February.

Submit your proposal by 17 November!

Cyber security resource hub

The cyber security threat landscape is always evolving, and attacks are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated​.

Explore our collection of educational resources designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools to safeguard yourself and your organization from cyber threats. Join us in building a safer, more secure digital future.

Visit our cyber security resource hub
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Our UX award is back for 2024!

Are your users at the heart of your service design? Are you giving users easy access to online resources? Does your service provide world-class user experience? Apply for our UX award!

Our UX award builds on our ongoing commitment to drive forward innovation in the information industry and to make access to knowledge as easy as possible for end users. Find out more about the application process and previous winners.

Apply for our UX award
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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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We support proxy, why do we need OpenAthens?

Our resource hub is full of educational content and raises awareness of the three key issues around IP-based access: security, poor user experience, and lack of personalization.

Find out more
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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.

Read our case studies

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

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Our story

OpenAthens has been providing remote access and authentication solutions for over 25 years. Used worldwide by over 3,000 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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