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Off Campus Access

How Do I Access Library Resources from Off Campus?


Quick Answer: Start from the Library Website, find what you want and log in with your Mines MultiPass when prompted.


More Detailed Instructions:

Use links from the Library Website and simply log in with your Mines MultiPass.

  • Links from the Library Website will already include the Mines EZproxy prefix.
  • If you have a journal or database bookmarked, add the proxy prefix to the bookmark, or add a browser extension.
  • Remember that Arthur Lakes Library must have the rights to a restricted site for you to access the full-text. All of our subscribed or purchased resources can be found via the Library Website.

Watch How to Access Resources from Off Campus

Catalog Pemalinks

Are you using an item from the Library catalog? Be sure to use the Permalink, the link at the top of the browser is not persistent. See the Permalinks page on the guide for details. 

EZproxy FAQ

Why do I need to use EZproxy?

If you are off-campus, EZproxy will allow you to access the Library's electronic resources more easily.

What do I need to do to use it?

EZproxy doesn't require any installation or setup. Start from any of the Library's webpages (including the Catalog, Databases A-Z, and the Research Guides) and click on one of our electronic resources. The URLs have been updated to go through EZproxy, which will prompt you to log in using your Multi-Pass. If you are on-campus, EZproxy will pass you through to your desired resource without requiring you to login.

What does it look like?

The only difference that you will see is in the URL for the resource, which will have the EZproxy prefix ( ‚Ä®becomes

Who can use it?

Anyone who has a MultiPass; Students, Faculty, and Staff.

What will happen to my old bookmarks?

Bookmarks for electronic resources that were created before the introduction of EZproxy in 2017 will not be "EZproxy friendly." They will continue to work on campus, but will not work for off-campus users.

Can I make new bookmarks to the Libraries' electronic resources using EZproxy?

Yes, bookmarking links to electronic resources that you have accessed through EZproxy will make the URL's "EZproxy friendly," which will work on or off-campus. To make new bookmarks, use the URL displayed while authenticated with EZproxy; you will know you are authenticated when the address bar starts with the EZproxy prefix. New bookmarks made through EZproxy can be added to Canvas as needed.

How do I get help with EZproxy?

If you need help, Contact Us.

When I’m off-campus, I’m unable to access some materials on the Canvas site for my class. How can I access these materials?

There are two options.  First, add the EZproxy prefix (below) to the beginning of the URL of the item you want to access:

Another option is to use an extension in your web browser or citation manager. Once set up, you should be able to access any of the Library’s licensed resources. You can download and install the software by visiting our Off-Campus Access: Helpful Tools Guide.