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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 a link to an article, database, etc., (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 now recommended you use the VPN.
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
: to CHANGE the Connection/Gateway . Library Access and Full Tunnel
Borrow Items Not Owned by Berkeley
Click the UC-eLinks button next to a citation in an article database, then click " Request this from the library"
Print books are delivered to any UCB library for pick up
Journal articles are shared as PDFs.
Allow up to 2 weeks for delivery, sometimes longer. Articles at nearby UCs may be delivered in a few days
A free service for Berkeley faculty, staff, and students only. No limit on number of books, articles, etc you may request
Request an Interlibrary Loan
for a known article or book/book chapter.