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Library Orientation: Remote Access

General overview to acquaint students with the library.

Remote Access


After selecting a resource off campus you will be asked for your Username and Password (this will authenticate you for a search session).  Use your EagleID

  1. Username is the first 4 characters of your last name plus the last 4 digits of your Campus Wide I.D. (CWID) number. If your last name is 3 characters long or less, just use those letters. If your name has a special character, such as an apostrophe or space, omit the special character and just use the letters. See the examples below: 

    Jones, John / 123456789 à jone6789
    Lee, Kelly / 123456789 à Lee6789

    O'Brian, Carol / 123456789 à OBri6789

    Intial Password for anyone registered before Summer II 2015 is your CWID number (example: 123456789) .  For anyone who registered on or after Summer II 2015 the initial Password is Tamut followed by the last four digits of your CWID number (example Tamut6789).

  2. Lastly, the authentication process uses "cookies" to remember that you are logged in for that session only. Once you close the browser, your session will terminate. It will be necessary to log in for each session. 
  3. Self-Reset Password instructions.  Recommended to do this sooner rather than later.  Then you can self reset your password  when you forget off campus and or during the weekend.

For help or to report problems please contact Neisha Federick 903-223-3094 ( Reference Librarian, Teri Stover 903-223-3088 ( Library Director, or Arthur Christy 903-223-3159( Computer Specialist.


To access Library Electronic Resources off-campus, follow the steps below:

  1. Open any browser.  (examples: Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.)
  2. From the library's Web page select the  Electronic Resources (Locate) link or type  in the address field at the top of the browser.
  3. After selecting a database you will be asked for your Username and Password (same as your campus e-mail account).  This will authenticate you for a search session.  

For problems with Username and Password information contact Arthur Christy.

Per policy guidelines, your Texas A&M University-Texarkana network password must be changed at least every 180 days. This affects computer logins, wireless logins (TAMUTwlan), Atomic Learning, and our library’s online databases.

To ease the process, we would like to introduce you to, and assist with enrollment in, Password Self-Service! Password Self-Service will allow you to change your password anytime, anywhere – even from the Internet! You can also unlock your account. We are very excited to offer you this service. 

To register for Password Self-Service, please follow the steps below.  This process should only take a few minutes. Please contact the HelpDesk at 903-334-6603, or submit a Support Request Ticket to, for assistance. 


To register for password self-service:  

  • Go to, and log in with your current network username and password.
  • Read the welcome message describing the available services, then select the “Click Here” button to continue.
  • Select two security questions from the dropdown list.
  • Type your answers to these questions in the boxes below each question, making sure to type each answer exactly the same way twice.  

It is very important to be able to remember these answers exactly as you typed them. 

  • When you finish, click “Enroll.” A confirmation message will indicate your successful enrollment. 

In the future, should you have the need to reset your password, you can go to the same site, and click the “Key” icon titled “Reset Password.” 

All correspondence will be through your  A&M-Texarkana email account (ACE).

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