Troubleshooting and Support

e-Resource Troubleshooting

Many library e-resource access problems experienced by faculty, students and staff with EVMS credentials are related to expired EVMS Network passwords. Passwords are managed by the EVMS Network Information Center (NIC) and need to be changed by users every six months (180 days). If the NIC has your email address, they will send you a reset reminder. 

You can change your password by visiting the EVMS self-service portal; please contact the NIC or the library information desk for the web address. If you have forgotten your password, or your login or password do not work, you must visit the NIC for assistance. For further information, contact the NIC directly at 757.446.7400, or email them at

Some non-EVMS institutions, such as hospitals, have security settings that may limit your access to library e-resources. The library has no control over these limitations. Other alternatives, such as connecting from home or using a personal mobile device, should allow access.

On rare occasions, there can be an access "hiccup" at the e-resource level, such as blocked or restricted access to a database, electronic journal, or e-book. Often, these hiccups can be resolved simply by waiting a few minutes and trying again. If the problem persists, try to access other subscription e-resources that require EVMS credentials authentication, such as Dynamed or ClinicalKey. Then, contact the librarians at the library information desk by email at or by phone at 757.446.5851. Please let library staff know whether one or multiple resources are down so we can correct the problem.

Finally, if a subscription e-resource limits access by asking for payment or a vendor-specific login to view some of its pages or articles, please note the blocked content and contact the library information desk by email at or by phone at 757.446.5851.