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EZproxy: Browser bookmarklet

Information about EZproxy, and instructions for creating bookmarklets.

Install the bookmarklet

The EZproxy browser bookmarklet adds the library's EZproxy prefix to a URL. When you are not on the campus network click on the bookmarklet to access licensed library resources that you've found via non-UCB sites such as Google, Google Scholar, email links, Twitter, etc.

To take advantage of EZproxy you will need to make sure your browser is configured to:

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

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

Watch a video that demonstrates the step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Drag the EZproxy UCB bookmarklet link below to your browser's toolbar.
  2. OR right mouse click on the EZproxy UCB bookmarklet link and select "Copy link address."
    • Place your cursor in your browser's toolbar.
    • Right mouse click and select "Paste."
  3. EZproxy UCB

  4. Click on the bookmarklet after you land on a licensed resource that you've reached via a non-UCB site.
    • Chrome: It is not possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Chrome on some Mac operating systems (e.g., Mojave and High Sierra).  If you must use Chrome as your browser you will need to install an EZproxy browser extension. Search Google for "EZproxy extension." If you are prompted to define the proxy domain, type in
    • Safari: It is possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Safari if your Mac OS is Mojave or High Sierra. Please consider using Safari as your browser.
    • It is not possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Edge. Please use IE, Chrome, or Firefox.
If you used to log in via the old proxy be sure to disable it on your browser. Consult Remove the old proxy from a browser tab for instructions.