How to Connect
Anyone can access the Library's online subscription resources (databases, electronic journals and e-books) from computers and wireless networks(opens in a new tab) on campus. However, our license agreements restrict off-campus access to current UCLA students, faculty and staff.
Current Students, Faculty and Staff
You can access Library resources off campus using a virtual private network (VPN) or proxy server. The proxy server and the VPN require a valid UCLA Logon ID(opens in a new tab) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) enrollment(opens in a new tab). Please contact the UCLA IT Support Center(opens in a new tab) if you have problems setting up either one.
- Proxy Server(opens in a new tab): A setting in your web browser that automatically diverts you to a UCLA logon page whenever you access a site UCLA subscribes to.
- VPN(opens in a new tab): A program you can download and install. You will have access to Library materials once you log on with the VPN software.
- MFA(opens in a new tab): An additional layer of security for systems, such as Duo Mobile.
Students and Staff in Professional Schools
Students and staff associated with certain professional schools should use the following connection methods, which provide access to additional resources.
- Mednet VPN(opens in a new tab): Offers a software VPN (like the campus-wide one) and a WebVPN (login via your browser window).
- Users from Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center need to use the VPN to access library resources from off-campus. The VA national network does not allow proxy access.
- UCLA School of Law Remote Access Options(opens in a new tab)
- UCLA Anderson School of Management Proxy Server(opens in a new tab)
Watch the four videos below to learn how to set up a VPN or proxy server.
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