OpenAthens Account & Access

What is OpenAthens? 


OpenAthens is an authentication system for accessing eResources via eLibrary. Registering for a Library account allows you to access library catalogue services and eResources with the one username and password. Electronic resources are then accessible from any Internet enabled device at any location.

How can I register and activate my OpenAthens account?

You can then use your account to find and access resources.

Open Athens and your data

We ask you to provide only the minimum information required for administration of your account. Only authorised Health Library Ireland Staff and Open Athens administrators have access to this information in order to troubleshoot access or authentication issues on your account. This information is not used for any other purpose or made available to any other parties.

Only information for active Open Athens accounts is stored and all information is deleted when your account expires.

For more information, you can view the detailed privacy policy for EduServ OpenAthens HERE

OpenAthens Terms & Conditions

Athens accounts remain the property of HSE library services. Personal Athens accounts are for the sole use of the employee to whom they are issued and are not transferable. Access to resources is provided for the purposes of work, research or education only. The Athens account holder undertakes not to infringe copyright residing in documentation or software. No Athens account holder will undertake any action that brings the HSE into disrepute. The Athens account holder will comply with the acceptable usage policies and licensing agreements of websites visited.