Connect from off campus

About accessing materials while off campus

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff who are off campus can still access licensed materials via the following resources. 

Library proxy

When you click on a resource link found in UC Library Search or Databases A-Z, you will be prompted to authenticate. You may authenticate via CalNet, or via your Patron ID / PIN.

When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UC Berkeley library webpage, you will need to use a browser bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Download the campus VPN client to access licensed article databases, e-books, and e-journals. To access Library resources, pick the Library Access and Full Tunnel option.

These resources require VPN for off-campus use:

  • Luna Insight
  • Java client in UC Image Service
  • Connect function in EndNote

Conditions of use and licensing restrictions for electronic resources

It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements.

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