How to Connect to the University of Delaware Library

The University of Delaware Library provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources on computer workstations located throughout the Morris Library and branch libraries. Almost all of these electronic resources are also available to University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff in residence halls, classrooms, offices, and at home. Due to license restrictions, most electronic resources are not available from outside the Library to users who are not current University of Delaware students, faculty, or staff.

Connecting from on Campus

All library users may bring laptops into the Morris Library and the branch libraries. University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students can access the UD Network. General information on connecting a computer to the campus network is provided by the IT Support Center’s Connecting to the UD Network page.

Off-Campus Access and the Need to “Authenticate”

Due to licensing agreements, access to most Library databases and other electronic resources, such as electronic journals, is restricted to computers on the University of Delaware campus. If you are off-campus and a current University of Delaware student, faculty, and staff using the Library’s Web site, you might encounter links to licensed resources from the Library’s Web pages. The first time you click on such a link, you will be taken to the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page. After you enter your UDelNet ID and password, you will be authenticated as a University of Delaware user and will continue to your selected link. You generally need to do this only once during your session at the Library’s Web site.

There may be a need to reauthenticate via the Web Proxy server. Therefore, it might be more convenient to put the desktop Proxify button on a web browser’s toolbar. This button can be used at any time to access restricted resources. After installation, when viewing a web page that requires use of proxy service, click the Proxify button in the web browser’s toolbar.

In November 2014, a new desktop ‘proxify’ button was created. In order to utilize this new button, the UD Proxify button should be removed from the the browser’s toolbar and reinstalled.

Visitors Connecting to the UD Wireless Network

Visiting students, staff, and faculty from other institutions can log into the UD wireless network if they are from a participating Eduroam member institution.


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