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Remote Access to Library Resources via OpenAthens

This guide provides information for remote access to UMB online library resources via OpenAthens. OpenAthens was launched on June 21, 2022.

Various sites - Terms and Conditions

Various websites will present an option to agree to terms and conditions before proceeding. When you agree, this information will be saved for that website for future visits.


The first time you connect to Artstor through OpenAthens off-campus, you will see a request to Link your Existing Account or Create a new Artstor account. You are required to have an account when using ArtStor off-campus. Once the account has been created, on subsequent visits, ArtStor will automatically logged you into your personal account

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For Chrome users: When getting your account for the first time, you will get a security warning when logging in through OpenAthens. Please go ahead and click ignore!

Digital Theatre Plus

You may encounter video links that bring you directly to the UMB login screen to authenticate and links that lead you to just the Digital Theatre Plus Sign In screen. If you arrive at the Digital Theatre Plus Sign In page, you can still sign in with your UMB email!  Click Sign In > enter your UMB email address > click Next. This will send you to the UMB login screen where you can log in with your UMB username and password.  

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Whether you're on or off campus, you must create an account. Upon your first visit, click on the Sign Up link at the bottom. You can then create your account using your existing Google account or make a completely separate account. 


First-time users off-campus: You will see a "Complete Registration" page to fill out your name, speciality, etc. before you arrive at the database.

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