Why is a proxy server needed? How does it work?
Most of the databases and e-journals provided by Washington University Libraries are on the Web but are not free. The Libraries purchase access to them from companies. The agreements with these companies limit access to current WU students, faculty, and staff. If you are not on the WU campuses, you must logon with your WUSTL key and have your affiliation with the University recognized.
After you have logged in, you should not be challenged again for your ID and password - until you turn off your computer, or close your browser. Need help with your WUSTL Key or password? Click here for more info.
You'll know you are 'proxied' when you see 'libproxy.wustl.edu' in the first part of the URL in your browser's address bar, like this:
If you type in a new URL in the browser’s address box you will leave the proxy service.
Do you frequently access library resources from off-campus? Bookmark this page (http://libguides.wustl.edu/offcampusaccess/logon) in your web browser, and start all of your research from here, if you wish.You will be directed to the Library homepage after logging in to the proxy server with your WUSTL Key.