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Unable to access Wikipedia LibraryEdit

I am unable to access Wikipedia library, although I am eligible. Kindly help. My userpage is - Thanks! I have tried the link [1] given above to another user for the same question. Even that link is inaccessible to me.

Anil1956 02:11, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tilastopaja application pendingEdit

Hi, I applied for Tilastopaja access on Feb 4 2023 but the application is still Pending. Having access would really be useful to improve athletics wiki pages, which has been the primary focus of my work here. The application is here. As it has been 76 days, is there anyone I can contact / ping to have it reviewed? Perhaps @Stryn?

Thanks, --Habst (talk) 01:33, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, thanks for the ping, processed now :) Stryn (talk) 05:51, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oxford Academic availabilityEdit

This collection seems to be back online, I was able to navigate to it via a link on Oxford Reference and access the book The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies which is part of Oxford Academic. (t · c) buidhe 22:20, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Buidhe We're honestly a little confused about what Oxford collections we should have and where we should be sending users to access them. We're desperately trying to get Oxford on a call to figure this out. Anyway, thanks for this information, hopefully we can track this down soon. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:03, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I need some help with my account...Edit

I love I admit though, that I am kind of miffed about the general concept, that content that was already paid-for is now behind a paywall/somewhat unavailable... But anyway, I still think it is useful, it's the only way to access so much needed historical information. So. I posted about my issue over on meta. I have a fancy account that I'd like to stop paying for and I know I can access through the WP Library but...does anyone know if I will lose access to my paid account? Is there anyone - lol - that I can talk to at about this? (I know, I know...) Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 23:01, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found that my account had expired and was looking for how I could get it re-instated. Then I found that is no longer the way-of-working. What you need to do is to access from the Wikipedia Library, which takes you to the resource via a custom link. First off, I've bookmarked WP:LIB and I access resources via "The Wikipedia Library" link in the first paragraph. On that page you'll see a "login via Wikipedia" button; click that button and 'do the needful' and if you've set up some personal favorites, you'll likely land on that page. To find, best way is to click through the "My Collections (71)" facet and scroll down to the entry. You can 'favorite' the entry by clicking on the star in the upper right corner of the resource panel. To get into the resource, click on the "Access collection" link and it will bring up but via a quite different link; you should find your wikipedia login id as your identity already pre-populated. Snipping content still works the same way as before.
I kind of miss not having my own account, but this works. Regards --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:44, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eastview Online databasesEdit

Has there been any effort to add Eastview Information Services' extensive range of online databases to TWL? They have a wide range of newspaper collections that cover areas such as East Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe that are not included in the other newspaper archive providers that are currently in TWL. Adding access to these newspapers would help with addressing systemic bias against topics relevant to non-English speaking countries. Kges1901 (talk) 01:01, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Kges1901 Nikkimaria helpfully answered very fast. Log on to and upvote the currenly already suggested addition of Eastview, and any others you would also like to endorse. Buckshot06 (talk) 03:34, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Issues with NewspaperArchiveEdit

When I go to NewspaperArchive through the library I'm told "Authentication Failed ... Please reauthenticate your reference site." How am I supposed to do that? BeanieFan11 (talk) 16:39, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm running into this problem as well. Is this a known problem with authentication from WP:LIBRARY? If someone fixes this or if someone has a workaround please ping me. TipsyElephant (talk) 03:10, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Commenting - I don't use NewspaperArchive all that often but I do use it from time to time and if there are ongoing/systemic issues with accessing it through WPLibrary I want to know. Shearonink (talk) 14:43, 4 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am having the same issue. S0091 (talk) 18:49, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@BeanieFan11@S0091@Shearonink@TipsyElephant Confirming that I'm seeing this issue too. We've contacted them to ask if there's something going on on their end. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 11:41, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@BeanieFan11@S0091@Shearonink@TipsyElephant This looks to now be resolved! Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 08:59, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Samwalton9 (WMF) yes, I am able to access it now. Thanks! S0091 (talk) 14:27, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to renew Publisher Extra after it has expired?Edit

Hi, I realized my access to Publisher Extra expired a couple of months ago and needed to use it again to gather sources for an agreed upon split article. However I cannot find a way to request a renewal. It is still in my currently accessible collections but I am downgraded to Registered Guest. ToQ100gou (talk) 13:22, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]