Connect to MCW Libraries Resources from Off-Campus
Eligibility and How to Request Access
Apply for an account using the OpenAthens Registration Form. After verification of your status is received, you will receive an email with sign in credentials and instructions for creating a password.
OpenAthens Request Form
To be eligible for access, you must be currently enrolled in a joint degree program. To request access, please complete the OpenAthens registration form and provide your program coordinator's name and contact information in the explanatory notes field for verification of eligibility. After verification of your status is received, you will receive an email with sign in credentials and instructions for creating a password.
Register for an OpenAthens Account
MCW Libraries uses OpenAthens to connect users to library resources. Most Froedtert and Children's Wisconsin employees, and MCW volunteer or adjunct faculty are eligible for access to MCW Libraries' subscription resources. Complete the registration form to request an account. After we verify our status, you will receive an email with access instructions.
MCW Libraries resources are available anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
MCW students, faculty, and staff do not need to create an OpenAthens account, one has already been created for you. Use your existing MCW credentials when prompted.
To connect to resources from off-campus, start out at the library's publicly accessible homepage or at any of our LibGuides. If you click a link to a subscription resource, you will be prompted to login to OpenAthens. Those with MCW accounts can use their existing MCW credentials to login. Other users, including Children's Wisconsin and Froedtert Health employees need to register for an account.
Logging in is easy! If you have an MCW account, choose the first option and sign into Duo. If you are staff at Children's Wisconsin or Froedtert, a volunteer or adjunct faculty use the second option and login with your OpenAthens account credentials.
More information can be found on our OpenAthens LibGuide.
Connect to MCW Libraries from Anywhere
Frequently Asked Questions
Your MCW username is the same as your:
- Network login to the MCWCORP domain (collaborative services network)
- Outlook Web Access (owamail.mcw.edu)
- eBridge login credentials for MCW employees
- MCW’s Citrix applications (portal.mcw.edu)
If you have forgotten your password, please contact MCW Information Services.
If you continue to have issues, contact the Library at (414) 955-8302 or email LibraryTW@mcw.libanswers.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible during staffed hours.
If you are using an MCW account to login, contact MCW Information Services at (414) 955-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with resetting your password.
For other authorized users, click the link below to reset your OpenAthens password.
If you have further questions, contact the Library at (414) 955-8302 or email LibraryTW@mcw.libanswers.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible during staffed hours.
Alumni are always welcome to visit the library in-person. On-site users have full access to all resources.