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Library proxy: Browser bookmarklet

Information about the library's proxy, and instructions for creating bookmarklets.

Install the bookmarklet

The libproxy browser bookmarklet adds the library's libproxy 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 libproxy 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.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Drag the libproxy UCB bookmarklet link below to your browser's toolbar.
  2. OR right mouse click on the libproxy UCB bookmarklet link and select "Copy link address."
    • Place your cursor in your browser's toolbar.
    • Right mouse click and select "Paste."
  3. libproxy 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 libproxy 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 libproxy 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 libproxy bookmarklet in Edge. Please use IE, Chrome, or Firefox.