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Off Campus and Remote Access: Home

This guide provides information about EZproxy authentication to access the library's subscribes resources from off-campus.

Doing Library Research remotely from Off-Campus?

Current NJIT students, faculty and staff can access the library's licensed resources including databases, electronic journals, electronic books and other subscribed resources from off-campus. All you need is a valid NJIT UCID and password.

Patrons accessing resources from on-campus are typically recognized as authorized users via the network connection. But off-campus (remote) access will need to be authorized via authentication software. 

Authentication Options

EZProxy (recommended)
It is the easiest and most reliable authentication method to access resources from anywhere and at anytime. No setup required. All you need is your UCID and password to authenticate via EZProxy.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN allows you to securely access resources from off-campus. NJIT supports Cisco's AnyConnect VPN, which is compatible with a wide variety of devices. It allows you to use your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) to connect to the NJIT network from off-campus to access information that is normally restricted to campus use only. NOTE: To access the Library's electronic resources, you must select the "Full Tunnel (Library Journals)" VPN option.

Wireless Access

NJIT provides wireless access to the NJIT network and internet from many locations around campus, including the Van Houten Library. Current students, faculty and staff with a valid UCID may use the wireless network upon authentication.

If you need further assistance, you may call the Technology Support Center at 973-596-2900 or go to the NJIT helpdesk.

Access for Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are treated the same as NJIT employees. Before starting at NJIT, their sponsor fills out a Personal Action Form (PAF) at which point the Visiting Scholar and department can determine what account access will be required. If they are allocated a UCID and NJITDM account they will be able to access “NJITsecure”; otherwise, they can access “NJITguest”. Only those with an NJITDM account may be able to access the Library's electronic resources remotely from off-campus.


Off-Campus Access for Alumni

Licensing restrictions prohibit us from offering off-campus access to guest borrowers, including alumni. Once students graduated from NJIT they can no longer access NJIT's network resources. Alumni are able to retain their email account for life, and have limited access to library's electronic resources from off-campus.

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