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Log In Help - Remote Access to Library Resources

Log In Instructions

Some UB Libraries resources, including those marked "UB Only", are provided for academic research to current authorized University at Buffalo faculty, students and staff only and require a login when accessed from off the UB computing network. Off-campus users will be routed to the requested resource through the EZproxy software when a resource requires authentication. When prompted, enter your UBIT name and password. EZproxy does not require any configuration. It can be used directly from our Articles+ and Databases list.

Proxy Server Bookmarklet

If you often do your research from off-campus, we recommend you install the proxy bookmarklet on your browser's bookmarks toolbar. The bookmarklet lets you log into the proxy without having to browse from the Libraries website.

Get the Proxy bookmarklet

Remote Access Connection Problems

Virtual Private Network - VPN (Turn VPN OFF)
The University at Buffalo offers a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. The VPN service allows you to establish an encrypted tunnel between your computer and UB's VPN server. Most of the Libraries' databases use an IP authentication method and VPN will interfere with the EZproxy authentication process. Therefore, if you use the VPN service, it may be necessary to turn VPN OFF while accessing the Libraries' databases, electronic journals, and other subscription-based electronic resources from off the UB computing network through the EZproxy server.

Firewalls (Enable ports 80, 8991 and 4433)
If you are attempting to access Libraries' databases, electronic journals, and other subscription-based electronic resources from a home or company computer with firewall or Internet security software installed, it may be interfering with your ability to connect to Libraries' databases. Please temporarily disable your firewall and test whether you can obtain access to these resources. At a minimum, please enable ports 80, 8991 and 4433 in your firewall so information can be exchanged with the Libraries server.

Enable cookies
For many of our databases cookies must be enabled or the database will not work properly.

Technical Support

To report any technical difficulties that you experience when accessing library online resources, please complete the online form. For library announcements, see the Library Alerts site.

For technical assistance on your UBITName, please contact the CIT Help Desk:

CIT Help Desk
214 Lockwood
Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary

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Last Update: June 2013