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Off-Campus Access

Many publishers require authentication before using library resources. There are two methods of connecting,VPN or Proxy, listed below:

SSL VPN Login


When to Use:
Ideal method for longer research sessions lasting up to 4 hours. Install a client on your computer or device.

(If you are a UC faculty, staff, or currently enrolled student, Secure Access via the VPN is recommended when accessing UC resources from off campus).

How to Connect

  1. VPN Software Installation for Access

    Setup instructions for downloading and installing the VPN Pulse Secure software. (The manual installation instructions are more reliable, especially for Macs.)

  2. Once installed, you start the SSL VPN client from your computer/device and then launch your browser and begin your research.

Get Help

Proxy Server Information


When to Use:
Ideal for quick research sessions.  

How to Connect

Click on the Library Off Campus Access (Proxy) Button to login with your UC ID username and central login password. 

  • Once you login, you'll be returned to the Health Sciences Library homepage and can begin your research.

Affiliates login:

  • UCMC UC Health staff: register for access to UC library resources; once registered log in using 988 numbers issued by the HSL.
  • Children's Hospital (CCHMC) staff : log in with last name and ID (usually 5 digits)
  • Physicians with dual UC and CCHMC appointments: log in using the UC central login


Get Help

Forgot your password? Visit the Password Self Service page or Login Help for more information.