Off-Campus Access

Many publishers require authentication before using library resources. There are two methods of connecting,VPN or Proxy, listed below:

VPN button image - not a login


UC is transitioning to the new VPN software Cisco AnyConnect by March 1, 2019.  AnyConnect will provide the same level of off-campus acess to UC's network as Pulse Secure, while providing greater security. 

Both AnyConnect and Pulse Secure will work until March 1, 2019.  After March 1st, only AnyConnect will work.

The following links will help you connect or download the new VPN:

How to Download AnyConnect VPN

Go to to access the UC AnyConnect client application installers.  Once installed, start the VPN client from your computer/device, launch your browser and begin your research. (MacOS - use Chrome or Firefox NOT Safari)

Step-by-step instructions and help with the new UC VPN-AnyConnect can be found at the following link:

When to Use: Ideal method for longer research sessions.   

(If you are a UC faculty, staff, or currently enrolled student, Secure Access via the VPN is recommended when accessing UC resources from off campus).

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Proxy Server Login Button

When to Use:
Ideal for quick research sessions.  

How to Connect

Click on the Library Off Campus Access (Proxy) Button to login with your UC ID username and central login password. 

  • Once you login, you'll be returned to the Health Sciences Library homepage and can begin your research.

Affiliates login:

  • UCMC UC Health staff: register for access to UC library resources; once registered log in using 988 numbers issued by the HSL.
  • Children's Hospital (CCHMC) staff : log in with last name and ID (usually 5 digits)
  • Physicians with dual UC and CCHMC appointments: log in using the UC central login

Get Help

Forgot your password? Visit the Password Self Service page or Login Help for more information.