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Connect from off campus

Our license agreements for many electronic resources restrict off-campus access to current Stanford faculty, staff, students, and approved affiliates only. When you're off campus, your web browser must be configured to use Stanford's authenticated proxy server so that you will be recognized as a licensed user.

Off-campus access privileges

Our license agreements for many electronic resources restrict off-campus access to current Stanford faculty, staff, students, and approved affiliates only. You must have a SUNet ID with access privileges to use SUL's restricted databases. If you have a sponsored SUNet ID or if you have recently changed your classification, you may not have access privileges. Contact your department administrators if your SUNet ID does not include access to library electronic resources.

Check to see if your SUNet ID includes access privileges.

Set up your computer for off-campus access

You must configure your web browser to use Stanford's authenticated proxy server when you are outside Stanford's main network so that you will be recognized as a licensed user. You will need to use this proxy server if you are using your home or a public Internet connection, a cellular connection, Stanford Visitor wi-fi, or eduroam wi-fi (even if you are on campus). Refer to the instructions for your web browser(s) in menu on the left.

Alternatively, you can access many resources without configuring your browser, but you must use these special "EZproxy" links.

Troubleshooting off-campus access problems

If you are unable to connect to an electronic resource (such as a journal article), there may be an issue with the way your browser is configured or there may be a problem with the resource itself. If you are having trouble connecting, try the following: