Emory University Libraries - COVID-19 Response

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Connect from Off Campus (Proxy and VPN)

Helping authorized users more easily connect to library and university resources from anywhere.


Access: Who, What, Where

The vast majority of library resources can be accessed off campus by connecting to them through library webpages like Databases@Emory or eJournals@Emory using your Emory NetID and password.

Emory University, like many of our research university peers, has implemented a Library Licensed Electronic Resources Conditions of Use Policy that allows only current Emory students, faculty, and staff to connect to electronic databases off campus. Emory University alumni have access to a select number of premium information resources remotely. Finally, many electronic resources, such as databases, eJournals, and e-books, can be accessed on-site using the Visitor Workstation near the Library Service Desk.

EZproxy: Authenticating Emory Libraries Resources

To manually access a URL through EZproxy, please use the prefix url "http://proxy.library.emory.edu/login?url=" , followed by the URL you wish to link.  

For example, you can create a JSTOR (jstor.org) link such as this one http://proxy.library.emory.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org to prompt a login that authenticates you as a current Emory student, faculty, or staff.

For your convenience, the library has also created an Emory Proxy Resolver Bookmarklet that you can use to automatically create the proxy URLs mentioned above. For more information on how to install and use the Emory Proxy Resolver, please use this guide.

Emory's Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Emory's VPN provides authorized off-campus users with secure access to Emory University's internal network. Emory VPN access uses a web browser to establish the remote access connection. It secures traffic by encrypting communications.

You must have an Emory NetID and password, and the VPN cannot be accessed from on campus.  Even if you use the VPN, you will still need to connect to library resources by using either EZproxy or by linking through the library website.

Questions: Call the IT Service Desk at 404-727-7777 (Emory University employees and students). 
More information on installation, VPN minimum system requirements, and supported browsers.