What is required to use the off-campus proxy to access UW Restricted resources?
You must have cookies enabled to log in with your UW NetID. Also note that many of the Library's resources are not restricted, and can be accessed from anywhere without the off-campus proxy.
How do I get started with the off-campus proxy?
To log in, click on the button in the upper right corner of most Libraries webpages or go to http://offcampus.lib.washington.edu/. If you close your browser window, you will need to log back in. Please remember to log out when you are done by closing the browser.
There are also tools to help you use the proxy more effectively.
I logged into the proxy successfully and was able to access some resources, but now I'm getting a login prompt (like the Proquest login page). Why did it stop working?
Once you have successfully logged into the proxy, use the browser "Forward" and "Back" buttons whenever possible, otherwise you may "fall out" of your session. If you are working successfully in the proxy, URLs will contain the domain name "offcampus.lib.washington.edu". If you are not seeing "offcampus.lib.washington.edu" in the URLs, please return to the off-campus proxy page or enter the URL you want to proxy here:
I need to turn a proxied URL into the regular URL so I can cite it in my bibliography. How do I do that?
Enter the proxied URL here:
How do create a URL for my syllabus or reserves to force a user to log into the proxy?
To format a URL that will automatically require the user to log in to the proxy server, prepend http://offcampus.lib.washington.edu/login?url= to the actual URL. For example:
I'm having problems with my UWNetID - what should I do?
What do I do if the off-campus proxy works from home but not from my workplace, the FHRC, etc.?
Often businesses and medical agencies have special firewall software in place
to protect their network and/or to exclude certain Internet locations (filtering).
You should talk to your local administrator about gaining access. However, in
these cases, the off-campus proxy access may not work.