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How to register as a library administrator

If you do not yet have an account for WINTER, you can set one on our website – it is free, of course. Once you have registered, inform us at about the institution you request administration rights for. We will then set up your administration rights.

As an administrator, you will be able to:

  • Download usage reports
  • Check your institution’s IP address range
  • Check the list of library administrators registered for your institution


WINTER offers the following authentication options:

  • IP address – the standard process for institutions
  • Username/password – an alternative e.g. for membership organizations or for staff working outside their institution’s IP range. (Individual users will be associated with their institution, and thus share the same access rights after login in.)

In order to check your institution’s IP range, sign in with your username and password, go to “Admin” and select your institution.

If you feel you should have access to content, but you have not, please contact

Usage reports

WINTER provides usage reports following the COUNTER code of practice. Library account administrators can download the following reports in their administration section:

  • Journal Report 1
    (Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal)
  • Journal Report 5
    (Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOP)
    and Journal)

License information

Terms and conditions of access are determined by our site license. Should you wish to make any amendments to our site agreement, please contact