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Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Using the Library from Off-Campus

Part of the library's collection can be accessed outside the library, whether it be in your dorm room, in the office, at home, or on a study-abroad program. The library subscribes to many resources that are available electronically; they are almost always available from off-campus, but the vendor- database provider- must know that you are a Carleton-affiliated individual.

Two options for Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  1. If you are off campus, links to library resources will prompt you to log into the library's Proxy Server. If you'd like to get started right now, this link will prompt you to log in and then take you to the library's main page.
  2. Install Carleton's VPN (it's best to do the installation process while you're on campus). Once installed, if you log into the VPN all library resources should work for you as if you were on campus.


Alumni: See the tab above for Alumni Access to research materials.


Please let us know if any links do not appear to go through the proxy server or if you are having trouble reaching our resources from off-campus.

Creating EZProxy links

Use this form to save or share links that would need to go through the proxy server.  You can then add the links to electronic resources to a syllabus, send them to a student, faculty or staff member, or to add them to your your browser's bookmarks.  Remember that anyone using the link will be asked for a valid Carleton username and password.

Just enter the URL that you would like to have going through the proxy server and then click the appropriate button. NOTE: Make sure that Carleton already has a subscription to the service before you create the links. If you cannot access the resource from on campus, you won't be able to access it through EZProxy either.

Enter your URL (including http://):

Using Browser Extensions

Install the Firefox LibX Extension or the Chrome LibX Extension (searching in each case for the Carleton College edition when prompted). When you see links online to JSTOR or the Chronicle of Higher Education or other links that you know would work for you if you were on campus, right-click (or command-click on a Mac) and the LibX extension will provide a way to load the link for Carleton Off-campus Access. You will be prompted to log in with your regular Carleton username and password.

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