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Off-Campus Access (Proxy Server and VPN)

Use this guide to log into the proxy server, get access to electronic resources from off-campus, and get tips on how to use off-campus access.

If You Are Using a VPN

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way of securely accessing campus networks from off-campus; however, VPNs are not compatible with WU Libraries proxy access at this time (Fall 2019).

If you are unable to connect to WU Libraries resources, such as ebooks or databases, and you are using a VPN, try this test:

If you don’t see “libproxy” in the URL, or are still having problems access the resource, you are probably using a VPN. In order to access material…

  1. First disconnect from the VPN
  2. Log into the proxy server
  3. Proceed on to the desired resource through the library’s catalog or databases list


VPN services at Washington University are provided by Information Services & Technology. If you are interested in VPN services, please follow this link for information on VPN (listed by school):