Connecting to Library Resources

Ginn Library building from the outside

The library’s collection of databases, electronic journals, ebooks, and digitized primary sources is available remotely to Tufts students, faculty, and staff from anywhere in the world.

JumboSearch, Ginn Library’s databases (including Bloomberg), and Research Guides are available from off-campus. When you’re off-campus, you will need to sign in with your Tufts username and password, unless you use the Tufts VPN AnyConnect application.

Contact us if you encounter any difficulty gaining access to resources remotely.

Reserve books and course readings

Library staff are working to get all required course readings from print books scanned and uploaded to Canvas. Please check your Canvas course site to see if a reading has been uploaded, and JumboSearch to see if it is available in electronic format.

Reference and writing help

Our library staff remains happy to answer your research questions virtually. Use the Ask a Librarian portal for help with your research projects, if you have trouble accessing online resources, and to schedule a virtual meeting via WebEx or Zoom with a research librarian. Library workshops will be moving online, and you will receive instructions prior to the session on how to connect. For guidance on resources available on different topics, please see our online research guides, and for guidance with citations see the Ginn citation help page.

The Writing Center is also up and running online. Schedule an appointment online with a Writing Center tutor. One of our tutors will send you an email at or near the beginning of the scheduled appointment with an invitation for a Zoom online meeting. Have a digital version of your paper to share with the tutor, and you will use WebEx to review that paper. Please contact Writing Center director Frank Sobchak at with questions.