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Connect from Off Campus
Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:
When you click on an OskiCat link or Library link to database or article (in a browser or on a mobile device) you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
If you want to be able to click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, it is recommended you use the VPN instead of the bookmarklet.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Download and install the
bSecure Remote Access VPN ( GlobalProtect VPN) client to access UC Berkeley licensed resources.
Make sure you select the Library Access and Full Tunnel Gateway or Connection when you log on to access Library resources If you are on a
public or unsecured network and don't need to access Library resources, you can use the default Split Tunnel access
After connecting, make sure to
change the Connection/Gateway: to Library Access and Full Tunnel.
Get Books & Articles Not Owned by UC Berkeley
Get it at UC button next to a citation in an article database. If it is not available online or at UC Berkeley, simply click "Request through Interlibrary Loan."
From a record in
UC Library Search (the library catalog and more), simply click "Request through Interlibrary Loan."
Print books are delivered to the UCB library of your choice for pick up.
Journal articles and book chapters are shared as PDFs.
Articles may be delivered in a couple of days or even hours; allow up to 2 weeks for delivery, sometimes longer, for books and hard to locate items.
A free service for Berkeley faculty, staff, and students. No limit on number of books, articles, etc. you may request.