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Access Information

The different types of access supported by the London Review of Books are described below.

In order to maintain an institution's access information, librarians are assigned an "Administrator" user name and password which allows access to the Account Administration page. They can then log in to advise the London Review of Books of changes to an institution's access information.

IP Authentication

When institutions provide the IP addresses of the computers within their domains any user accessing the London Review of Books from a computer within this domain will automatically be logged in. If a user is successfully logged in, their institution name will display at the top of each page. Specific IP addresses can also be denied access if required.

Athens and Federated Access

If the institution is a member of a federation or subscribes to the Eduserv Athens service users can access the London Review of Books online either by first signing on locally or by signing on via the federated access login page. If a user is successfully logged in, their institution name will display at the top of each page.

Referring URL

Any user accessing the London Review of Books from an authorised secure and/or password-protected web page will automatically be logged in. If a user is successfully logged in, their institution name will display at the top of each page. The Administrator must provide the URL information to the London Review of Books in order for this type of access to be set up.

Sometimes the referring URL is not passed, for example:

  • When URLs start with https://
  • When firewall/security software suppresses the sending of the referring URL
  • When scripts are used that employ HTTP redirect
  • From links that use Javascript to open a new window

Library Card

Individuals may sign in using the Library Card ID provided by their institution. If a user is successfully logged in, their institution name will display at the top of each page. To enable access via Library Card please contact us.

User Name and Password

Individuals may sign in using the user name and password provided by their institution. If a user is successfully logged in, their institution name will display at the top of each page. The list of allowed user names and passwords must be supplied to the London Review of Books by the Administrator.

Cookies

Users must have cookies enabled to access the London Review of Books. Cookies are small files that are created on a user's computer.

  • We do not use this information in any way that is personally identifying
  • We use cookies to facilitate authorised access to online content
  • We use cookies to gather online usage statistics

The cookies used by the London Review of Books:

  • lrb-session and lrb-remember-me: identify you to our system (and only to our system)
  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, and __utmz: enable the collection of web site usage statistics

If users are unable to sign in, they may have a problem related to cookies. Please check the following:

  • The browser software supports cookies and the preferences are set to accept them.
  • They are not using software on their computer that automatically deletes cookies.
  • The date and time are set correctly on their computer.
  • They are not accessing the London Review of Books via a 'proxy server' which deletes cookies automatically.

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