Member Research Portal

As part of the Library Without Walls  initiative, we are pleased to offer this off-campus research portal designed for individuals who have Library accounts but are not UPSem students, faculty, staff, or affiliated alumni. It searches over 6 million full-text journal articles, over 5 million full-text e-books, and a variety of other materials from high-quality web-based sources like the Directory of Open Access Journals, British Library EThOS, ERIC and HathiTrust. Members also have off-campus access to Overdrive, a collection of downloadable audiobooks, and to the Library’s own digitized historical collections.

To log into the Member Research Portal, click the red button below.

Member Research Portal
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To learn more or to apply for membership, please use one of these two links:

Patron Registration Page — Richmond Campus

Patron Registration Page — Charlotte Campus

If you encounter problems while using the Member Research Portal, or if you have questions about this service, please contact Electronic Services Librarian Ryan Douthat at or 804-278-4217.

Additional Resources :

Open Access Digital Theological Library — content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections

Biblical Studies UK — large collection of Open Access journals and books, all with appropriate permissions

Dimensions — a large Open Access academic journal content database, including social science, philosophy, religion and ethics, law, creative arts, language, education, history and archaeology

For many other high-quality online resources in religious studies and related fields, click HERE.