Answered By: Christy Nichols
Last Updated: May 12, 2023     Views: 43

How can I get off-campus access to Library resources?

Denied access to something the Library subscribes to while working off campus? Use the EZProxy bookmarklet to get quick access!

When looking for articles or resources on non-Library websites you may be denied access to full-text or asked to pay.


  • You hit a pay wall after doing a search in Google, Google Scholar or Pubmed. 
  • You find an abstract or book chapter but, when you try to get to the full resource via a publisher’s website you are asked to subscribe.

To gain full-text access off campus to resources that the Library subscribes to, you can use the EZProxy bookmarklet. When you click on the bookmarklet, you will be directed to a login page and provided access if the library subscribes to the resource.


How to set up the bookmarklet:

Create a new bookmark (or favorite) in your preferred internet browser. The example below demonstrates how to create and edit a bookmark.


Example installation steps for Chrome and Firefox on PC

  • Bookmark this page by clicking the star on the right side of the address bar at the top of your screen
  • Find the new bookmark, right-click and select ‘Edit bookmark’
  • Rename the bookmark ‘+ MRU EZProxy
  • Paste the following into the bookmark’s URL field: 



Chrome (on mobile devices)

  • Create a new bookmark by clicking the ellipses and then the star  
  • Select Edit on the 'Bookmark saved' pop-up
  • Rename the bookmark ‘+ MRU EZProxy’
  • Paste the following into the URL: 



Safari (on Mac)

  • Bookmark this page by clicking the Share button and then choosing Add Bookmark
  • Click the Sidebar   button in the toolbar, then click Bookmarks
  • Control-click the new bookmark and select 'Edit Address' 
  • Paste the following into the bookmark's website address: 


  • Rename the bookmark ‘+ MRU EZProxy’