Using Library Resources from Off-Campus

Due to increased demand the Library recommends that Faculty, Staff, and Students working off-campus utilize SRA as their primary means to connect Library electronic resources while off campus. 

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, Secure Remote Acess (SRA) and EZproxy. A select number of electronic resources are also available to Alumni. 

Secure Remote Access (SRA)

The SRA service is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service managed by Princeton's Office of Information Technology (OIT) This requires installing and configuring software compatible with your computer's operating system. At the present time only the "SonicWall Secure Mobile Access VPN" option on OIT's page is fully compatible with all Library electronic resources so please utilize that option for your research. Instructions for Windows, OS X, Linux, and mobile devices are provided. This service enables the computer you are using when connected to function as if it was a part of a campus network. 

SRA Help

Need help with SRA? Contact OIT for Help or call 609-258-4357 (8-HELP).


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. Use the EZproxy service if you are using a public computer (hotel, public library, Internet cafe, etc.).

EZproxy Help

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.