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Access Resources Off Campus

Access Resources Off Campus
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Access Resources Off Campus

You must be a CU-Boulder student, faculty member or employee with an active CU IdentiKey to access the University Libraries’ subscription databases and online resources from an off-campus location. Some temporary faculty and students may have access to our databases and will need to log in using their library login information.  

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Easy Access (EZ Proxy)

When you are off campus and you click on a link to a resource on the libraries website, you will see an authentication screen that looks like this:

Screenshot of federated identity service

CU-Boulder students, staff and faculty: Log in with your Identikey username and password and you will be linked directly to the resource.


Virtual Private Network

CU-Boulder's VPN service provides a secure connection to the campus network from any location, as long as the device has an internet connection. The VPN can be used to access campus resources (e.g. most library resources, file servers) or to securely browse the Internet. CU-Boulder Faculty, Staff and Student affiliations automatically receive a VPN entitlement.
Learn more and find download instructions and steps.

COVID-19 Information for Library Services

CU Boulder affiliates: access facilities during open hours with your BuffOne Card.
Latest updates and information about collections, services, loan periods and returns.

VPN required for some off-campus access.
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Computer Help


Buff Techs: Office of Information Technology desktop, laptop, smart phone support.

Buff Techs CASE walk-in location will be open by appointment only during the Fall 2020 semester. Schedule an appointment to request Buff Techs Desktop Support In-Person or Remotely.


Report a Problem

Report problems with the OIT Lab Maintenance Request. 
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