Access library resources from home

Remote Access - how to access e-resources from home

Working within the University network

If you are a member of Oxford University and are using a PC, Mac or Unix workstation within the domain, you will be able to access most electronic resources without requiring a username and/or password.

Remote access (without VPN) to all e-resources

Sign in to SOLO using your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO). This will give you remote access to all databases, electronic reference works, e-book and e-journal packages that are controlled via IP-recognition.

Remote access (using VPN)

It is also still possible to be allocated an Oxford IP address through the University’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) service although no longer necessary for access to electronic resources. This requires registering for a remote access username and password and installing VPN software on your PC. Please be aware that VPN and Single Sign-On should not be used simultaneously as this can cause problems with access.

For full details see the Bodleian Libraries webpage for information on Remote Access.

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