How to access Library Resources from a remote (off campus) computer
Which Library resources do I have remote access to?
Access to the following library resources are freely available to all (regardless of location) and do not require authentication, only that you have internet access:
All other electronic resources are available to current UTAS staff and students by way of your UTAS username and password. These resources include:
- Library web databases
- Library e-journals
- Library Reading Lists
- Past exams (access from the the catalogue)
How we provide off-campus access for you
Access to online databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library is restricted to current University of Tasmania students and staff. Many of these electronic resources are now held off-campus on vendor servers/systems. Authentication to these vendor systems often relies on IP addresses or IP ranges which are registered as belonging to the University of Tasmania. This means that users on-campus and coming from a campus IP address are allowed access to the database but those using computers with a different IP number are refused access.
We use software called EZproxy (pronounced Easy Proxy) to facilitate off-campus access. EZproxy is a utility that enables access to sites requiring IP authentication by serving as an on-campus intermediary and providing a valid IP address; passing information between off-campus users and restricted online resources. So EZproxy makes a request to the vendor system appear to come from on-campus.
Learn more about EZproxy.