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Electronic Resources

Library login

multi-factor login pageThe vast majority of library resources and systems now use the same multi-factor authentication system as other univeristy systems such as Brightspace and MyDay. Whenever you see this login screen, please use and your usual password to continue.

The LIS webpages pages have further support on:

Using Multi-factor authentication

Resetting your password

Technologies at UHI


Clearing the 'cache' on your browser

Occasionally you may be asked to clear the cache in your web browser when experiencing access problems to library resources. This is usually a last resort.

Before clearing the cache in your browser,  in the first instance use Ctrl-F5. It forces the browsers to reload all the current page contents from the server. It doesn’t refresh login cookies etc, but it ensures if the website changes your browser gets these changes.

However, if Ctrl-F5 doesn't work as part of the instructions on how to deal with any browser issues you may be having you may be asked to 'clear the cache on your browser'.

The routes for clearing the cache on the browser will vary depending on the browser and the browser version, however as a 'general rule' the area to do this is at the top right of the browser

e.g. in FireFox go to - click on the three horizontal lines , click on 'Settings' (towards the bottom), then click on 'Privacy and Security' on the left and scroll down until you see 'Cookies and Site Data' and click on 'Clear Data'

- in Chrome go to                             - click on the three vertical dots, click on 'Settings', click on 'Privacy and Security' and then click on 'Clear browsing data

- in Microsoft Edge on the 3 horizontal dots on the right of the browser bar, click on 'Settings' , then click on 'Privacy, search, and services', under 'Clear browsing data', select 'Choose what to clear', select "Cached images and files" and "Cookies and other site data" check box and then select Clear.

- in Opera, use 'Ctrl+H' to open your web history. Click 'Clear browsing data' in the top right corner of that section, you will then see a section with 3 choices, including 'Browsing history', 'cookies and other data' and 'Cached images and files'.

- in Safari, go to Settings > Safari, and tap Clear History and Website Data. Clearing your history, cookies and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.