Off-Campus Access

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

VPN Login

UC has changed the VPN!

UC will replace Pulse Secure as UC's VPN client on March 1st 2019, and replace it with AnyConnect.  AnyConnect will provide the same level of off-campus access to UC's network as Pulse Secure, while providing for greater security. 

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

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


Updated - How to Connect or Download AnyConnect VPN


When to Use: Ideal method for longer research sessions. You can login to the VPN, or install a client on your device.

(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).

Proxy Server Information

When to Use:
Ideal for research sessions that require quick and easy access. 

How to Connect

Click on the Library Off Campus Access (Proxy) Button to login with your UC ID username and password (6+2 - same as Blackboard).

  • Once you login, you'll be returned to the main 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



General Off Campus Access Help:
UC Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Options for help are available on this UCit page:

Password Assistance

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

FAQ's and How To's


Assistance for Affiliates

For affiliate users that are not UC Faculty, Staff, or Students, please email