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Off Campus and Remote Access: EZProxy Authentication

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

EZProxy Authentication

The EZProxy authentication software automatically detects when you are off-campus while attempting to access NJIT Library's licensed electronic resources remotely. All you need to do is begin your search session from the library <https://library.njit.edu> website. No additional setup is needed.

  • Click on any library resources on the library website, or 
  • Execute your search from one of the available options [Search Everything, Books+, Databases, Journals+, ResearchGuides, Interlibrary Loan].
  • If you are off-campus you will be prompted to log in using your UCID login and password.
  • Once you have successfully logged in, you will have access to restricted electronic resources throughout your browser session.
  • For help or questions about EZproxy, contact us at libtech@njit.libanswers.com.

Individuals not affiliated with NJIT may only access electronic resources by visiting the Van Houten Library or Littman Architecture Library.

What is EZproxy?

EZProxy is a web proxy server that acts as an authentication system for users to verify that they are current students, faculty and staff members of NJIT. Due to licensing agreements between the library and its vendors and publishers, many of the databases, electronic journals and electronic books that the library subscribes to require this verification for off-campus access. Once signed in to the proxy server, EZProxy dynamically rewrites URLs of electronic resources provided by the vendors, producing the same effect as if the off-campus patron was accessing them via from NJIT network or from an on-campus computer terminal.

Who can use EZProxy?

Current NJIT students, faculty and staff members of NJIT are able to use EZProxy using their UCID username and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact libtech@njit.edu for assistance.

Is EZProxy the only option to access library electronic resources?

Generally, you do not need to use EZProxy if you are connected to the NJIT network or if you are accessing the library electronic resources from on campus. However, a few resources are always required EZProxy, both on-campus and off-campus. For example, ProQuest Ebook Central.

Faculty, staff, or students may not need to connect via EZProxy if they have set up a remote desktop (VPN) on a home computer. NOTE: remote desktop software is managed and supported by IST Division, not the library.

EZProxy connectivity is also not necessary for any free library resources such as DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals, resources marked as "Open Access".

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