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ICE Virtual Library: Quick Start Guide: Remote Access

A quick start guide to using the ICE Virtual Library subscription database, available to VDOT employees through the VDOT Research Library.

Access ICE Virtual Library off the VDOT Network

All of the library's subscription databases (including the ICE Virtual Library) can be accessed by VDOT employees from any Internet connected device using the VDOT Virtual Library Card. The library card is free and easy to use, however, two of the library's databases (ASTM Compass, and Knovel) require a dedicated user name/password in addition to your Library card credentials. Tip: From your personal device or home computer, use Google Chrome or any browser or device settings that will "remember" your user name and password, so you only have to enter them once. 

Step 3: Access From Off the VDOT Network

From the VDOT network
You will not be prompted for your Library Card credentials. Simply select a resource from our A-Z list and you will get right in (unless you are using ASTM Compass or Knovel, in which case you will be prompted for the appropriate user name/password). 

Off the VDOT network
When you try to access a subscription resource from a device off the VDOT network you will be prompted to verify your affiliation with VDOT through your Virtual Library Card user name (which is your VDOT e-mail address) and your Library Card password. The login screen looks like this:

VDOT Virtual Library Card prompt for credentials

Note: Be sure to enter your VDOT e-mail address as your user name and your Library Card password. Your VDOT network password will not work here!

Step 4: Recover Password (If Needed)

Forgot your Library Card password?  You can now reset it yourself. Go to the Library Catalog and select the PASSWORD RESET link, shown below: 

Follow the screen prompts, entering your VDOT e-mail address and the captcha below it, below:

Library Card password reset screen.

You will receive an e-mail to your VDOT account with a temporary password.

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