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Proxy Server Bookmarklet

The proxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Libraries EZproxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription to, and you're presently off-campus, you will get immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your UBITName and password.

How Do You Add It?

There's a different method for each of the three main browsers:

  • In Internet Explorer:
    Right-click on this link
    Reload in UB Library Proxy Server
    then select the "Add to Favorites..." option. You may be warned that you are adding a link which may be unsafe. While some links like this may be unsafe, we believe this one is safe. You can click whichever option is required to continue.
  • In Firefox:
    Right-click on the following link, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option:
    Reload in UB Library Proxy Server
  • In Safari and Google Chrome:
    Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar:
    Reload in UB Library Proxy Server

How Do You Use It?

Once you've added this bookmark to your web browser, selecting it will attempt to reload your current page through the Libraries Proxy Server. If the page is one that you should be able to access by virtue of being faculty, staff, or student at UB, you'll get access to it. Otherwise, you'll see the same page you started with.

Last Update: November 2012