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MyAthens provides you with access to online resources using a single login. Registering for an account will allow you to access all of your local facility library’s online journals, databases such as ClinicalKey and Proquest and Free Medical Journals. By creating a MyAthens login you can view the resources you are entitled to access and your account details.

Benefits of using MyAthens include:

  • Allows you to access multiple electronic resources without needing separate usernames and passwords for each resource
  • Allows you to access an A-Z listing of all accessible journals, e-books and open access content. 
  • Enables you to access online resources remotely as well as in your workplace.
  • Department subscriptions can be added too (contact your local MyAthens administrator to arrange this. See below for contact details.)
  • Access full text articles held by the library using Google Scholar.

Note: Many publishers have online resources that can be accessed in MyAthens. Your MyAthens account will only provide access to a subset of these resources that you can access


  • If you have a MyAthens username and password click here to login to MyAthens.
  • If you need to create a MyAthens login click here using a hospital desktop computer, corporate mobile or device connected to the VPN. When registering it is preferred you use a work email address. The password requirements are:

Passwords must be case sensitive, between 10 and 20 characters long, and contain a mix of letters and non-letters. They cannot be the same as your username, contain ascending or descending series of characters or common patterns.

  • You will be sent an email when you need to renew your account. To renew your account click here.
  • If you have forgotten your password you can reset your password. To reset your password click here.


For help registering view the Registering for MyAthens document.

For help using MyAthens view the Using MyAthens document.

Alternatively, contact your facility library for help on MyAthens.


WSLHD Libraries provide regular training on a variety of topics. Find scheduled training sessions here or fill out the training request form to arrange a tailored one-on-one or group training session. 

Frequently asked questions

How do I access ACORN?

Access to the latest edition of ACORN Standards is available using MyAthens. Some operating suite computers have the bookmark link stored in internet browsers however you will still need to login to MyAthens for access.