How do I access the e-resources?

On Sunday 17 January 2021 we completed our migration to OpenAthens, an access management platform, which will you will use to:

  • access your JKM/I-Share account, which will allow you to request hardcopy materials from the JKM Library and the other 88 libraries of the I-Share consortium, check due dates, renew materials, etc.; and
  • access e-resources such as the Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials, Old and New Testament Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, Ministry Matters™, as well as the thousands of e-books to which we provide access.

You should have received an email from with the subject 'OpenAthens account for the JKM Library - action required.' If you don't receive the email, please check your junk/spam email folder before contacting us at Here's what the email will look like:

An account in the OpenAthens platform has been created for you. You'll use your OpenAthens account for accessing the resources of the JKM Library and I-Share consortium.

Temporary username: jkmlib29967000000000

Please click on or copy the following link into a web browser to activate your account:

On the activation page, create a password that must be: 1) fairly complex; 2) between 8 and 20 characters long; 3) a mixture of letters and non-letters; 4) without sequential numbers; and, 4) case-sensitive. At busy times it may be a few minutes before this link will work. Once your account is activated, the address to which this email was sent (for most JKM users their, or email address) becomes your permanent username.

You can access your OpenAthens account here by clicking on the 'Sign in' link in the upper-right hand corner and then clicking on the OpenAthens link and inputting your credentials.

Questions? contact us at