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Access to the Homeland Security Digital Library

Over half of the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) resources are not openly available to the public at large. See the options below to determine whether you are eligible for further access.

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FULL COLLECTION

Individual Account

Type: username/password authentication

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are:

  • federal, territorial, tribal, state, or local U.S. government officials;
  • members of the U.S. military;
  • homeland security researchers and academics; or
  • security staff protecting organizations vital to U.S. infrastructure

Access duration: unlimited while eligible

Request: link goes to the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Securityindividual account request form

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FULL COLLECTION

Organization-wide Account

Type: IP range authentication

Eligibility: U.S. organizations that are:

  • military installations;
  • federal, territorial, tribal, state, or local U.S. government agencies; or
  • research institutions

Access duration: unlimited while eligible

Request: send organization details and IP ranges to hsdl@nps.edu

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RESTRICTED COLLECTION

Restricted Account

Type: username/password authentication

Pre-requisite: an active, individual account (see above)

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are a) federal, territorial, tribal, state, or local U.S. government officials; or b) active members of the U.S. military

Access duration: re-request every six months

Request: first login with your existing, individual account (if you do not have an individual account, follow the instructions above)

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PUBLIC COLLECTION

No Account

Type: no authentication

Eligibility: anyone

Request:status none needed; simply start searching from the Home page

Login Help
You must be authorized to use the library before you can:
- search most resources,
- view most documents, or
- set email alerts.
Problems? Contact techsupport@chds.us
or call 831-272-2437
The Homeland Security Digital Library is provided by the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Accounts are managed on the www.chds.us website.
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