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Services for Distance Students: Off-Campus Access

The Library offers a number of services to distance students

University of Houston-Victoria

UHV Students use their UHV student computer (Peoplesoft) accounts, which are setup for email, Blackboard, and computer lab access. The account must be activated before you can access library databases from off-campus. For more information about UHV Student Computer Accounts and instructions for activating the account, consult the UHV Information Technology Department's Student Services web page.


Victoria College

VC Students use their BanSam (Pirate Portal) email account username and password to access databases off campus. Instructions can be found at the BanSam registration page. SAM accounts are created before the first class day and expire at the end of each semester. Contact the VC Help Desk for assistance at 361-582-2509 or email at You must activate the account before you can access the library from off-campus.

Students who are enrolled in any type of cooperative program with VC need to contact Lori Bryan, Head of Reference & Access Services Librarian

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff at UHV and VC use their respective school's assigned email/computer account for off-campus access. Adjunct accounts are allowed semester-to-semester access for the periods when they are teaching. UHV Information Technology creates accounts for UHV adjuncts and VC Technology Services creates VC adjunct accounts.