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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

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Borrow Items Not Owned by Berkeley

Click the UC-eLinks icon 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
Or Request an Interlibrary Loan for a known article or book/book chapter.

Library Orientation

Connect from Off Campus

Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:

EZproxy 

  • 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.
  • When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.


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
  • VPN FAQ

VPN Settings

After connecting, make sure to CHANGE the Connection/Gateway: to Library Access and Full Tunnel. VPN Connection/Gateway Setting