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Remote Access to Library Resources

When accessing the Library's website from outside the Weill Cornell network, users will see the message "You are connected from outside the Weill Cornell Medical College network" below the search panel on the library's homepage.  Authorized users will need to authenticate using EZproxy to access library resouces. 

EZproxy

EZproxy is a service that allows Weill Cornell's current faculty, students, staff and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's residents and fellows to remotely access the library's subscribed (paid) electronic content such as e-journals, e-books, and other e-resources while off-campus. EZproxy is replacing WebVPN and VPN for remote access to the library's resources. WebVPN has become incompatabile with the library's electronic resources and EZproxy as a better method for remote off-campus access; In addition, EZproxy will allow the library to be in compliance with the license agreements to restrict access to authorized users. Effective January 9, 2017,  EZproxy will be the method of accessing library resources off-campus. 

How to use: No set up or login to WebVPN is required. Go directly to the library's website without logging into WebVPN. When you click on a library resource that requires EZproxy, you will be prompted to select Weill Cornell or NYP* then login with your credentials. Your session will remain active for two hours within the same browser and you will be able to switch to from one electronic resources to another without having to re-authenticate. You can log out of EZproxy by quitting your browser.  For additional information and questions, visit How to use EZproxy and the EZproxy FAQ page

NYP*: Access is restricted to residents and fellows.

WebVPN, VPN Client and Resident WebVPN

Web Virtual Private Network (WebVPN) and VPN Client services are provided by Information Technologies & Services (ITS) department. WebVPN allows eligible users to access WCM's web resources such as departmental file servers, training, etc. These services will be able to access library resources until January 9, 2017. After that, WebVPN or VPN will require you to re-authenticate with EZproxy to use library resources. See How to use EZproxy and visit the EZproxy FAQ page for additional information and questions 

NOTE: VPN Client enabled on mobile devices will continue to provide remote access to library content on mobile Apps.

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