Most of the Library's electronic resources are available to registered students, faculty, and staff when away from campus, including while abroad. The Library offers two means of remote access, EZproxy and VPN.
The EZproxy service requires no configuration. It can be used directly from our Articles and Databases listings. Off-campus users will be asked to supply their Princeton netIDs and passwords when first attempting to access a resource that requires authentication. Resources in the listings marked "Princeton Only" do not work through EZproxy and are available only from designated Library workstations within our physical libraries.
Need help with EZproxy? Contact Library Support. If you are having problems with a specific resource please include the URL you are trying to access in your message.
Secure Remote Access (SRA)
The SRA service is managed by Princeton's Office of Information Technology (OIT) and requires installing and configuring software compatible with your computer's operating system. Instructions for Windows, OS X, Linux, and mobile devices are provided. Please note that SRA works for most, but not all, Library resources. Use the EZproxy service if you are using a public computer (hotel, public library, Internet cafe, etc).
Max OSX versions older than and including 10.6.8 are incompatible with SRA. OIT is working to fix this issue. Users with this operating system installed should continue to use the previous VPN system until this issue is resolved.
Old VPN Service
The previous VPN service operated by OIT will be available through 12/31/2013. All current users of that service are encouraged to upgrade and use the new SRA service.