Remote Access to Electronic Resources

Access from off-campus is EASY!!
If you're an off-campus user, just click on our library links as you would if you were on campus. Then enter your valid Notre Dame NetID and password and you will be granted access automatically.

How does it work?
Our links are configured with a special proxy server that will sense if you are off-campus and then prompt you for your valid NetID and Password, the same ID and password you use to login to your email.

What do I have to do to use resources remotely?
You must click on the links from the libraries' website or bookmark them in order to use resources remotely. The links to our resources have an extra piece to them which is critical for connecting to the proxy server.

Will connecting via the VPN provide access to the library's electronic resources?
No, the VPN at Notre Dame, which is managed by the OIT, is what's called a split tunnel - it gives you an internal IP address for campus-based resources like departmental servers or file spaces, but it does not give you an external IP address that is within the Notre Dame IP range, which is how our online resources recognize your affiliation with the university. To connect to our electronic resources, start with the library website, or use the proxy bookmarklet (described below).

I like to go directly to JSTOR or IEEE or some other online library resource, even when I'm off-campus. How can I get authenticated?
Use our proxy bookmarklet! Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar, or right click on the link to bookmark:

Proxy It!

Or, create a new bookmark with the following text as the URL:


Then, when you visit your favorite resource, click on the bookmark, and the page will reload and prompt you to log in with your NetID and password, if you haven't recently logged in. Note: this will only work for online resources that the library has purchased or subscribed to, and if you move from one domain to another, such as from JSTOR to the HathiTrust, you'll have to use the bookmarklet again. If you get an error message, or if you have questions, please contact us at

Problems or questions?
If you are having problems accessing resources or have any questions, please contact us at