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Regional CapU Library: Discovery & Database Access

If you're studying at Sechelt, or otherwise off campus , we've created this special access point to CapU Library services just for you!

Off-campus Database Access

Database Access

  • Off-campus access to many databases & articles is restricted to Capilano University students, faculty and staff.
  • You must have a CapU Network log-in.
  • You can use Discovery without signing in. However, to see the full text of items, you must Sign in to Discovery via the yellow bar at the top of any results page.
  • Once you click on Connect to database, you will be prompted to enter your CapU network log-in information:
    • ​fistnamelastname
    • password
  • ​If you don't see the CapU logo, then there is something wrong and you should consult Troubleshooting below.
  • If you have fines or outstanding library fees, your database access may be suspended. Log in to My Library or contact the Library at 604-984-4944 to check the status of your account.
  • Some of the articles in our databases are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view and print articles. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader if necessary.


If you have tried everything suggested below and you still cannot connect, Contact Us during the Library's open hours. Leave a message - as long as the Library is open, we will call you back.

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