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Unable to access Wikipedia Library[edit]

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.


Library doesn't load properly?[edit]

I was notified via email that an archive suggestion of mine was added to the Library, but upon visiting the Library, only the plain text and links will load on its pages. I've tried to access it in different ways, but it continues to be broken. The landing page here loads properly, but nothing beyond it. I've used the Library before and signed up for access to other archives, so I'm not new to it. Any idea what the problem could be? × Comtesse d'Autodidactica | 📝 11:42, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Comtesse d'Autodidactica It sounds like the site's Javascript might not be loading for you for some reason. Try to do a hard refresh, and let me know if that doesn't work. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:19, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Samwalton9: After performing a hard refresh, it still doesn't load properly. × Comtesse d'Autodidactica | 📝 22:07, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adjust suggestions?[edit]

I have just read the suggestions of which I believe several have been successful. Maybe SAGE, Brill, British Newspaper archive and other added archives could be removed from the suggestions or archived? Paradise Chronicle (talk) 19:56, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Paradise Chronicle We're planning to remove these! Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 09:28, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just curious...[edit]

Asked in help, kindly re-directed here:

1. My notifications show that I was eligible for the Library "2 months" ago. And I know I used it then and thought I did for a couple of weeks after. How long does the eligibility last? One week on a calendar or a week from the date you become eligible? (I have no proof I used it over a week FWIW, too difficult to check that.)

2. I just looked at my contributions list (you can check) and I didn't actually make many edits at all in the past few months. Certainly not 10 in a week, and not 2 months ago (but did a bunch a year ago). So was it some weird goof that I was made eligible? Or do they actually count ONE edit session that includes several changes? (doubtful but looking at my history it is perplexing at best!) Thanks. gobears87 (talk) 17:58, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gobears87 Eligibility is checked on an ongoing basis, i.e. each time you log in. The edit activity requirement is 10 edits over the last 30 days. This is also checked at each login, so if you don't meet that criterion you can make a few edits and try again. During the first 30 days of your access to the library that criterion isn't checked (for technical reasons), which might be why you thought you shouldn't be eligible :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:03, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not 100% sure I understand the last bit but I should get editing because I really did use that access!!! Thanks for teh reply. gobears87 (talk) 01:50, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shooting my shot[edit]

Hi there, I work on the daily with students editing Wikipedia, and am wondering if there's a way I can get access to the library to be able to help students find/evaluate sourcing?(my wiki edu acct is not old enough as of yet) It'd be helpful so I can spot-check and make sure sources support claims. Just thought I'd give it a shot and ask. Thank you. Brianda (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:51, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brianda, I support your request, and hope you get exceptional access to TWL. In the meantime, if you have a limited number of specific sourcing requests, ping me from the article Talk page in question, and I'll try to help if I can. Meanwhile, I find the {{Find sources}} template helpful; you can find an embedded version of it on the Talk page of articles that have a {{Talk header}}, such as at Talk:Hashtag activism. The links can be added to talk pages of articles lacking a header using {{general sources notice}}; see for example, see Talk:Prosecutorial discretion. Mathglot (talk) 22:04, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the reminder of these resources! It's kind of you to offer your time and effort. Appreciate it @Mathglot! Brianda (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:46, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I submitted an application for renewal of access a week ago, but have had no followup. Could somebody advise? Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 16:53, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]