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When connecting to the Libraries’ e-resources from off-campus (via the Libraries website or NYUHome), you will automatically be asked to log in using your NYU NetID and password.

If you are having trouble connecting, it may be because:

You are using NYU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • and users should select the “All Traffic” option in the “Group” field when logging into the VPN.

  • If you are using another NYU VPN, or non-NYU VPN it may not be compatible with on-campus, or off-campus access to our resources.

  • NYU Shanghai users, the VPN is required to access library resources from off-campus locations.

Your NetID has not been activated

Accessing NYU Resources from Non-NYU Environments

NYU Libraries subscribes to and purchases e-resources and makes them available to all NYU faculty, staff, and students enrolled in degree or diploma programs. To access these resources from off campus you must reach them using EZProxy as a means of authenticating at a vendor’s site as an NYU-authorized user.

If you’ve already logged in to NYU systems, you will automatically pass through EZProxy. Otherwise, you’ll be asked to log in using your NetID and password.

To reach resources through the EZProxy

  • Use the links provided in NYU Libraries’ Catalogs, A-Z lists, and Research Guides


  • Prepend to the resource URL.

For example:

If the URL of an article is:

Edit the URL to look like:

  • Add the proxy bookmarklet to your browser by dragging the NYULib Proxy link to your browsers toolbar, or right-clicking on the NYULib Proxy link and choosing Bookmark this Link (Firefox) or Add to Favorites (Internet Explorer).

  • If the links or favorites toolbar is not visible in your browser, you can try to enable it under Options > Bookmarks Toolbar (Firefox) or View > Toolbars (Internet Explorer).

  • If you are on a touch device, or unable to click or drag links, you can create a bookmark, and edit the bookmark URL to contain the following line of code instead of a web address: javascript:void(location=''\+location)


  • You might see a security alert that the favorite may not be safe, although it is. Click Yes.

  • The bookmarklet is compatible with most web browsers and platforms.

  • You can also save the bookmarklet in your bookmarks folder instead of in the toolbar to continue.

For the best experience, as well as added security, we suggest using one of NYU’s recommended browsers.