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Remote Access

Not on campus? You can still access Miner's Resources

Electronic resources to which the library subscribes are governed by license agreements that restrict access to active University of Rochester Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Access library resources offsite through the Library website. The library's website provides seamless access to electronic resources through the Proxy Server. When you click a link to a database, article, e-book or e-journal  you will be prompted to log in with your URMC AD username and password. After logging in, you will be directed automatically to the desired resource.

Means of access:

Proxy Server:  Remotely access online resources via our Proxy Server. If you try to connect to a database, e-book, or other online resource and you are connecting from off campus the proxy server will automatically ask for your URMC AD Username and Password.

  • Advantage: No additional software needs to be installed on your computer.

VPN Server: Active Students, Faculty and Staff may use VPN to access library resources. When you are connected via the VPN Server, your computer will connect to resources as if you are on campus.

URMC managed computers have VPN pre-installed. Look for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client  or  Global Protect on your URMC managed computer.

VPN is NOT available for student owned laptop PCs and MacBooks. As an alternative, ISD provides clientless VPN for use in accessing eRecord, HRMS, MedSIS, and Outlook WebMail. 

 ISD's VPN Instructions URMC AD login is required.

  • Advantage: VPN is the most complete solution and provides reliable, secure, encrypted access. Works with nearly all resources.


Help with Log-in


Miner Library does not determine access privileges. If you are unsure if you have an Active Directory account on the URMC domain, or don't remember the password, please contact URMC Information Systems Division (ISD) at (585) 275-3200 or email. If your department is not supported by ISD, please contact your department administrator for assistance.

Questions? Please contact the Computing Center Help Desk at (585) 275-6865 or email.