How does access to electronic resources differ on-campus from off-campus?


When users are on campus, EZproxy sends them to the resource directly. We register our IP ranges with e-resource vendors, so the vendors recognize users as coming from an authorized college.

When users are off campus, EZproxy sends them to the Single-Sign-on (SSO) page. After users sign in successfully, EZproxy rewrites the url, so we see https://[www-example-com].[college] in the browser address bar.

What does this mean?

When you are on campus, you will normally see URLs without the proxy. If you send these URLs to students, post them in a Libguide, etc., and the students try them from off campus, the links won't work.

On-campus users can access resources whether or not they are active students, so long as they are using a computer connected to the college network (wired or wi-fi).

If access differs from college to college on-campus users will have access to the resources of the college where they are located.  If those on-campus users need to access another college’s EZproxy, they may do so–they will be considered off-campus and be sent to SSO.

Add EZproxy prefix

If you need to add the proxy prefix to an unproxied link you copied while on-campus, use the URL converter at


  • Last Updated Dec 14, 2023
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  • Answered By Jeff Karlsen

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