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Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Connecting to Carleton's library

Using the Library from Off-Campus

Wherever you are in the world with an internet connection, much of the library’s collection can be accessed online. 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 from the library's website 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 (Virtual Private Network), 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.


Please let us know if you are having trouble reaching our resources from off-campus.

Creating Links to Library Resources (EZproxy)

If you want a single link that works for both on campus and off campus students, please follow this process.  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 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 https://):