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Getting Started with: Open Athens


OpenAthens authentication method enables active UNIC students, faculty and staff to gain off-campus access to e-resources using their UNIC email credentials.

OpenAthens: UNIC email credentials

Username: UNIC email (Provided during your first registration. Check your Profile on UNIC Portal, if you don't remember it)

Password: (Provided for Student Intranet upon first registration)

If you forgot your password, you can contact the Computer Center (+357 22 367000,

How to Sign In (Library website)

It is very simple to log in via OpenAthens.

You just need to click on the desired resource (database, eBook, eJournal) found on the library website and log in using your UNIC email and password.

Below you will see an example of how you can gain access using the UNIC Library Search, the tool that allows you to search simultaneously most of the library resources.


Step by Step Guide

1. Select your status to log in to your account. 


2. Conduct a search using the search box found on the library home page

3. Type your topic's title in the search bar, and the relevant results will be displayed.

4Select "Available online" from the search results to access the desired resource.


5. In the Open Athens window, pick your status.

6. Login using your UNIC email and password.

7. Once you’ve logged in with one site/source, you probably will not need to log in again unless you’ve ended your browser session.

8. You now have full-text access to all available library resources.