Off Campus Access to Library Resources

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The library provides access for off-campus Morris students, faculty, and staff, within licensing restrictions, to its electronic resources using an authentication server called EZProxy.

To access electronic resources from off-campus, start from the library’s page. Select the resource you wish to access. You will be prompted to authenticate yourself by entering your University username and password. Use your University Internet ID (x500). Because we use a self-signed certificate (to protect your username/password), you may get a message asking if you want to accept the security certificate. Click Accept.


If you are having difficulty accessing licensed resources from off-campus, please check the following:

  • Cookies are enabled for your Internet browser;
  • Javascript is enabled for your Internet browser;
  • Pop-up blockers are turned off.

If you cannot access a database: Try to access a different database. If you are able to access a different database, the problem may be with the vendor of the first database. Please provide the name of the first database to Ask A Librarian.

If some links within a database work and others don’t: First verify you have pop–up blockers disabled. If the problem continues, or if some links lead you to page requesting an additional login, please note the name of the database and send it to Ask a Librarian. In many situations, there may be a problem on the vendor’s end that can be resolved quickly once the vendor is aware of it. In a few databases, the library’s subscription may not provide access to all features of the site.

If you continue to have difficulty accessing resources from off-campus, please Ask a librarian about the problem and provide the following information included:

  • A valid email address where we can reach you;
  • The name of the database you are using;
  • A description of the error and text of any error message you may have received;
  • The date and time you attempted to access the database;
  • The IP address of the computer you are using.

Find out your ip address. An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique number that devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network. You can also think of an IP address as the equivalent of a street address or phone number that will allow us to identify your computer.

For assistance during regular library hours, please Ask A Librarian.