UC Berkeley Library

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

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Use the campus VPN client to remotely access licensed article databases, electronic journals, etc., that are for use by UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. You must abide by the Library's conditions of use and licensing restrictions for electronic resources.

Download and install the campus VPN client:

  • Instructions for Windows computers
  • Instructions for Macintosh computers
  • Instructions for iPad
  • Instructions for the Android OS
  • Download the VPN client for Linux computers

Use the VPN client:

Always choose the Library VPN option.

  • Always run VPN before using article databases, electronic journals, etc.
  • Use your CalNet ID to log into the VPN
  • Disconnect VPN when your session is finished

Who may use the VPN:

  • Current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff

Who may not use the VPN:

  • Current Lawrence Berkeley National Lab employees must use the LBNL VPN service.
  • People not currently affiliated with UC Berkeley
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