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UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server

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What it does
The proxy server provides off-campus access to electronic resources licensed by the UC Berkeley Library. These include article databases, e-journals, e-books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, numeric data, and other premium online resources available through our website and catalogs.

Eligibility
UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff, and some other individuals affiliated with the University are eligible to use this service [Details]. Either a CalNet ID or Library PIN is required. You do not need the proxy server if you connect to the Internet through the UC Berkeley network in a campus building or residence hall, or via AirBears.

Setup instructions
Choose your web browser or device from the list below. Follow the instructions to make a one-time change in your browser settings. After this, the proxy server will ask you to log in when you click on the link to a licensed resource.

Proxy URL to paste into your browser/device

http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/proxy.pac

Browser setup program for Netscape
The campus Information Systems and Technology office (IS&T) has discontinued its setup program for Windows and Macintosh that configured the Netscape browser for use with the proxy server.

Browser configuration test program
You can test whether your browser is set up correctly for the proxy server with our Browser Configuration Check.

Another option
Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an alternative to the proxy server for users who have a CalNet ID. Some resources can only be accessed through VPN.

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