Remote Access

OpenAthens allows staff and students at Bridgeport Hospital to access restricted library resources (electronic books, online journals and other databases) from any off-site computer. OpenAthens will not provide access to confidential clinical or administrative information at Bridgeport Hospital.

To be granted off-site access, library staff will first confirm that you are an employee or student at Bridgeport Hospital. Once your status is confirmed, you will be granted access. This process usually takes less than 24 hours and confirmation is sent via email.


Do I need any special software to utilize library resources?
  • You do not need any special software to access the resources on our site. Many websites and publishers require Adobe Reader to view articles. Sites containing streaming video may require a media player or plugin. 
What browsers does OpenAthens support? Does it support Macs?
  • OpenAthens works with current Windows and Macintosh browsers and with mobile devices.
I'm having problems with my remote access.  How can I get help?
  • If you continue to have difficulty, please contact the library at 203-384-3615 or (extension 3615 internally).