Accessing Etna Collaborative File Shares

Access Etna from On Campus:

All students, Faculty and staff can gain access to their Etna | Scholarship and Etna | Classes directories from any computer on the Bates network (except library kiosks). However, the resource will not show up as a network drive (think China or Belfast). Users must make a connection manually. Fortunately, this is easy to do.

Access Etna from Windows 7:

In the lower left corner of the screen:

  • Click on the Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen
  • Enter \\\etna


  • \\paris\etna
The resulting file manager window will now provide access to the Etna directory.

Access Etna from Windows 10:

Bring up the Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen:

  • Right click on the start menu
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In the Run window, type:

  • \\paris
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Enter your Bates username in the format:

  • bcis\{username}

Enter your current Bates password, select the remember my credentials box, and then choose “OK”.

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The resulting file manager window will now provide access to the Etna directory.

Access Etna from Mac OS:

In the finder window:

  • choose the “Go” menu and
  • select “Connect to Server…”
Then, in the “Connect to Server” Dialog box:

  • enter smb://
  • click “Connect”

The operating system will open a file manager window showing the contents of Etna. From there you can navigate to your materials:


Access Etna from Off Campus:

Etna can be reached from off campus using either of two virtual personal network (VPN) options. These connections provide a secure connection between your computer and the Bates network.

Option 1

Option 1 is a browser-based VPN solution that is very convenient for gaining access to Etna. Navigate to and enter your Bates username and password to connect.

Option 2

Option 2 is a client solution that is administered by ILS through the Help Desk. Please contact that office (via email at or phone at 786-8222) to have the VPN client installed on your computer. They will provide instructions on how to connect to the Bates network during the install process.

Questions? Please contact:

Pete SchlaxPete Schlax
Ladd Library 133
Science and Data Librarian