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How to Access the Databases From Off-Campus


The barcode number on the back of the Widener ID card or Library Research Card is needed to access the library's databases from off-campus.


Widener ID Card
Widener ID Card
Library Research Card
Library Research Card



All students should obtain a Widener University ID from the Campus1Card Office in the Enrollment Services Center in Lipka Hall. 

For Lipka Hall hours of operation: 610-499-4161 /


For Students enrolled ONLY in distance education programs:

You can request a Library Research card from the Campus1card Office.

To request a Library Research Card, send an email to:

The email should include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Student ID Number
  • Classes Attending and Semester
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number

Once the Campus1Card Office receives the email request, a Library Research Card will be mailed.  Cards typically arrive within a week, but it sometimes can take longer to reach mailing addresses outside the United States.  After the Library Research Card has been printed and mailed a returned email will be sent advising the card is on the way.

If you have any questions or problems, please call the Campus1card Office: 610-499-4161.

Note for AOL Users:
If you have AOL you must access the library's databases through another web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. If you do not already have one of these web browsers on your computer you can download them for free from either the Internet Explorer Website or the Firefox Website.