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Off-Campus Access Instructions (Proxy Help)

EZProxy (for off-campus access to restricted electronic resources).


How to use EZProxy

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Quick instructions: If you are not on campus and you click on a UK Libraries' web link for any proxy-accessible resource, you will be prompted by EZProxy to enter your AD account name or MC account name and password (or your last name and library barcode will work, too) into the log-in boxes. NOTE: If you have an Exchange email account (either an AD or MC account), we recommend you use it for your proxy log-in, especially students (see below for details).

For help or questions about using EZProxy, contact us at or via this form. Medical Center users may also get help by sending e-mail to Once you successfully log in, you will have access to restricted resources throughout your browser session. If you have additional questions, please read on....

Students please note: Whenever you get a new student ID, you need to stop at any library location on campus to have your new barcode entered into the system (if you want to use the barcode access method). The proxy server lists your old barcode until you make this change. You will be able to access the proxy server via your new barcode on the day following the circulation system switch.

The EZProxy system allows off-campus access to information resources that are restricted to UK students, staff, and faculty, including community faculty. If you use these resources from an on-campus computer, your computer is identified as being on the UK network and you can access the resources seamlessly. EZProxy allows your off-campus computer to be identified as part of the UK network.

For detailed instructions on how to use EZProxy, please visit this page.