Off-Campus Access Links
Hey, where did the off-campus access links go?
Starting in August you might notice that there are no more "off-campus access" links in the Databases A-Z list and on the subject and course guides. The Libraries are implementing a new proxy service called EZProxy, which will allow the libraries to provide both on and off campus access to databases and online journals with a single link! We will be rolling out EZProxy with links in the catalog soon, so you can access resources off campus without having to go through the A-Z List or subject guides. To access subscription databases from off-campus, though, you will need to enter your campus username and password.
Using the LibX Toolbar for off-campus access
Another option is to use the LibX Toolbar. In addition to providing off-campus access, LibX allows for speedy access to library resources in your browser's toolbar.
- Follow these instructions to install the LibX toolbar in your browser (available for Firefox and Internet Explorer).
- Once LibX is installed, you may access Grinnell College Libraries resources by right-clicking (on Macs, ctrl+click) on a page that asks you to log in and choosing the "Reload via Off-Campus Access" option, located at the bottom of the box that appears on the screen.
- Log in with your Grinnell College username and password.
Previously, off-campus access was accomplished by configuring your browser's settings. This is no longer the recommended method for off-campus access. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Becky Yoose - firstname.lastname@example.org, 641-269-4775, Julia Bauder - email@example.com, 641-269-4431 or Sheryl Bissen - firstname.lastname@example.org, 641-269-3359.