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UC Berkeley Library subscribes to a LOT of online resources. In order to access these, do this:

  1. Make sure your browser’s bookmarks or favorites toolbar is visible.
  2. Go to
  3. Scroll down a little, till you see “3. libproxy UCB.”
  4. Drag the bookmarklet link to your bookmarks or favorites toolbar. Don't click this bookmarklet now, however...
    Click this new bookmarklet whenever you encounter an article or other online resource. It will prompt you to log on using CalNet.

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

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

Library Proxy (aka EZproxy):
When you click on a link to an article, database, etc., from a library web page. you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
If you click on an article (etc.) link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you should use this bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.

Virtual Private Network (VPN):
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources.
Make sure you select Library Access - Full Tunnel VPN when you log on.

Students: Problems setting up Library Proxy or VPN? Contact your librarian, or Student Technology Services: (510) 642-HELP, or

If You're Short on Time, Start Here for Artices, Books, etc.

Get Books & Articles Not Owned by UC Berkeley

Click the Get it at UC Get it at UC icon 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.
  • FREE for Berkeley faculty, staff, and students. No limit on number of books, articles, etc. you may request.