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Connecting from Off Campus

Posted by UCSB Library on May 3, 2007

We are transitioning to a new proxy server which will make it easier for you to connect to the Libraries’ electronic resources from off campus.. The old service will be retired on Monday, May 14.

Why are we changing proxy servers?

The new proxy server offers great advantages over the old one.

1. It requires no set up on your end. You can easily change browsers and computers without losing access to the proxy server. You’ll have fewer frustrations with pop-up blockers, etc.

2. This new method adds greater security for your ID and password information that was not possible with the old server.

What do you need to do?

If you used the previous proxy server, you will need to undo the old set-up before using the new server for the first time. Follow the instructions for your browser at

Using this proxy server is easy – you can either click on the “off-campus log-in” link on the library home page, or direct your browser to

You might want to read our help pages at to understand how the new server works. There are some great features that you might find useful.


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