UC Berkeley Library

Library Proxy

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On-campus

  • You do not need the library proxy if you connect to the Internet through the UC Berkeley network in a campus building, residence hall, or via AirBears2.
  • If you connect to the Internet through CalVisitor, you will be prompted to authenticate in order to access licensed library resources.

Off-campus

  • You no longer need to configure a browser to access licensed resources via the library proxy.
  • You will be prompted to authenticate to access UCB only article databases, electronic journals, etc.
  • You may authenticate via CalNet, or via your PIN / Cal 1 card number.
  • When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.
  • See our EZproxy guide for more information.

When accessing licensed library resources, please remember that you must abide by the Library's conditions of use and licensing restrictions for electronic resources.

Please see the EZproxy FAQ to find out who is eligible to access licensed resources via the library proxy.

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