Accessing Databases from Off-Campus

Information & Troubleshooting Guide

All current students, faculty, and staff have access to Doherty Library databases from off-campus.
To login, enter your Celt Login ID and Password.

Your Celt Login ID is the first part of your St. Thomas email address.  Password should have at least 8 characters in length, one upper case, one lower case, one number (0-9) or special character* (~, !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), -, =, +, ?, [, ],{, }).

Celt Login password can be reset online through  You must have your St. Thomas ID number in order to reset your password.  This number is located on your St. Thomas ID card.

For more information, visit the Celt ID and Password FAQ page or contact the IT Help Desk at or call them at 713-525-6900 during business hours.

If you need assistance accessing databases, contact our librarian at:
Phone: 713-525-2188

Tips for Troubleshooting Remote Access Problems

Pop-up blockers may interfere with the login screen. Turn off your pop-up blocker and click on the database again.

See tutorial for turning off pop-up blocker at:

If you have trouble with the Library of Latin Texts database, try clearing out old cookies and changing settings to check for newer versions of stored pages with every visit to the page. In Internet Explorer, these options are under Tools—Internet Options—General Tab—Temporary Internet Files—Delete Cookies. Use the Settings button in the Temporary Internet Files section to locate options for checking for newer versions of stored pages.

Firewall and security software may prevent access. If you get a message that the connection has been refused, or you see a “Page Not Found” error, this is the likely explanation. In the workplace, consult with your employer’s I.T. department to see if the firewall or security software can be set to allow access to our proxy server. At home, try temporarily disabling security software such as Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, Symantec Desktop Firewall, and the like. If you gain access to the databases when the security is turned off, you have found the problem. Adjust your security settings to allow access to the proxy server and turn your security back on. For questions, contact the technical support group for your specific security product.

You need to enable Java and JavaScript. In Internet Explorer 6.0, this option is under Tools—Internet Options—Advanced. Scroll down and check off the Java (Sun) box. In Netscape 6.2, go to Edit—Preferences—Advanced. Check the boxes to enable Java and JavaScript.

Delete any old cookies and start fresh. In Internet Explorer 6.0, you can delete cookies under Tools—Internet Options. In Netscape 6.2, go to Tasks—Privacy & Security—Cookie Manager—View Stored Cookies. Delete cookies as appropriate or choose Remove All Cookies.

Cookies must be enabled. In Internet Explorer 6.0, this option is under Tools—Internet Options—Privacy—accept all cookies. In Netscape 6.2, choose Edit—Preferences—Privacy & Security—accept all cookies.

Internet Explorer and Netscape are the most widely supported browsers. Other browsers may not work equally as well. When in doubt, use Internet Explorer.

Turn off any ISP accelerators, if you are having trouble loading the initial page of a database.