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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

While the UC Berkeley Library provides access to thousands of online resources (ejournals, ebooks, databases, etc.) most of them are only available to authorized users (current faculty, students and staff and, in most cases, on-site visitors).

Without the right set up that allows you to authenticate, you will be locked out of these resources.

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How to Access Online Resources

There are three ways to connect to library resources from off-campus.

  1. Use UC Library Search and other library websites to look up licensed (subscribed) resources. Links listed on these sites prompt users to login with CalNet.
  2. To access licensed (subscribed) library resources found via non-UCB sites such as Google, Google Scholar, email links, Twitter, etc, you can add the libproxy UCB bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, click on the libproxy UCB bookmarklet to enable CalNet.
  3. You can also download the campus VPN (Virtual Private Network) client to access licensed resources. 

No authentication needed

No further authentication needed if you are

  • logged into a computer connected to a UC Berkeley IP address
  • connecting via eduroam
  • using a public workstation in a UC Berkeley Library
  • Or connected via the VPN

EZproxy UCB bookmarklet

The libproxy UCB  bookmarklet adds the library proxy prefix to a URL. Use it to access library resources from off campus.

To set up the libproxy you will need to make sure your browser is configured to:

  • Allow pop-up windows.
  • Accept third-party cookies.
  • Enable javascript.

The bookmarklet can be added iOS, Android and most browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE.

Drag the libproxy UCB link to your browser's Bookmark toolbar.


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Note: Mac Mojave OS Chrome users will need to install an EZProxy extension.

For complete instructions go to: Library Proxy guide

Screencast: installing libproxy bookmarklet

Watch this 2 minute screencast to see how to install and use the libproxy bookmarklet.