Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020     Views: 8

Library access can be confusing as the University Library systems is made up of several different communities. This guide is here to help answer questions Iliff School of Theology students might have about logging into library databases, library privileges, and where to go if they have questions. 


What Can Iliff Students Access? 

For items accessible via electronic resources—ranging from academic journals to newspapers and ebooks—you will see the Access Online box populated with the various vendors and database collections through which we have coverage for an item. The easy ways to tell if Iliff students have access to an item in either Compass or Primo is to look at the access icons underneath the database. 


If the item has a purple “I,” Iliff students have access to the item, like the first result, ProQuest Central, in the image above. The second item though, Project Muse Premium Collection, is not accessible to Iliff students--only DU Main students and joint PhD students can access this item through that link. 


What about Databases? 

All of the databases on  the Ira J. Taylor Library’s A-Z Database list are accessible to Iliff students. When accessing a database from the University Libraries A-Z Database List, look for the purple “I”.  Iliff students can also access items marked with the world icon, which indicates a database is freely available to all users. 


How do Iliff students log into databases or resources? 


When Iliff students access items that are only accessible to Iliff students, items with only the purple “I” icon, they log in through Google using their Iliff email address and password. 

However when Iliff Students access items that have shared access, Items with both the purple “I” icon and the DU icon, they will need to log in through the University Libraries Proxy (see picture below). 


DU Main Students type in their DU 87# and password, but Iliff Students will need to type in their  6# number and password to login. This will be different for Joint Doctoral Students who will use their 87# and password. For more information about this see this video about accessing resources and searching Primo. You can see other videos created by the Iliff library about databases and using the library website here


Can Iliff Students use the AAC curbside pickup? 


Iliff Students are able to use curbside pickup at the AAC. Simply find the item in Compass or Primo, then click on the Request link above the item information.



You will need to sign into your library account before you can request material; click on the Iliff login option to sign in. 



Make sure to check the location of your item! Students are able to request materials from the AAC, Hampden Center, or Music Library. Iliff library materials are not available for pick up at this time.  After requesting the item, you’ll need to make an appointment to pick-up your items. Click this link for more information about using curbside pickup.


Where can Illiff students go to get help? 


There are a variety of places to get help from. For help with the Iliff Library, contact the Iliff library by emailing them at or calling them at (303)765-3173. Iliff students are welcome to contact the Research Center at our Ask Us page or to schedule an one-on-one research consultations with a reference librarian at our Schedule a Research Consultation page