How to Connect from Off Campus:
Kathryn A. Martin Library IP-Authenticated Services


The Kathryn A. Martin Library offers a large number of online research databases, some of which have licensing agreements restricted to current UMD students, faculty, and staff. Electronic documents placed on Course Reserves are also restricted. To use these restricted resouces, select one of the options below.

Option 1. The UMD EZproxy Server

When you try to use the Library's licensed databases, the EZproxy server will detect that you are not in the library and should route you to the standard University of Minnesota sign-in screen. Enter your UMD Internet ID and password to gain access to electronic resources.

Please note that many of the database providers have their own login screens. If the screen is not branded with a University of Minnesota header, do not enter password information. Troubleshooting tips for the EZproxy server.

Option 2. Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection to UMD

If the EZproxy option doesn't work, you can connect securely to University resources from a non-UMD connection (such as cable, DSL, or a wifi hot spot) by using VPN (Virtual Private Network). UMD's VPN service makes your computer or device appear as though it is directly attached to the UMD network, giving you the same security and direct access to restricted resources that you have while on campus. Here are instructions for installing VPN.

Once VPN is installed, you can turn it on when you need it, and turn it off when you don't. VPN software encrypts and routes your Internet communications through UMD. Troubleshooting tips for VPN.

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