How To: WebProxy

Off-Campus Access

What's Available From Off-Campus

The off-campus web proxy service only supports access to restricted/paid-access Queen's resources, including:

  • Most online journals & ebooks
  • Most library databases (Scholars Portal, Web of Science, Ovid, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, etc...)
  • Google Scholar
  • Exambank & Law Exams

Browse the full Off-Campus URL List.

How to Use the Off-Campus Web Proxy Service


  1. Go to the Off-Campus Access login screen and enter your Queen's NetID and Password
  2. To visit a specific link/URL, copy-and-paste the desired URL into the URL box.

The key thing to remember is that, once you are logged in, you can only follow links. Once you open a new browser window or enter a new URL directly into your browser address box, you will be taken out of the connected environment.

Navigation Tips:

  • Once you login, you will be 'connected from off-campus' as long as you continue to work within the SAME web browser window. If you open up a new browser session/window, you will NOT be proxied in the new session/window.
  • Do not use your Home button, your favorites or bookmarks.
  • Your proxy session will timeout after 2 hours of inactivity.
  • To exit from the proxy, close your web browser.

How to Tell if You Are Properly Connected:

Screenshot of proxy address in browser address bar

As long as you can see "" in the URL in your browser window, you are still connected.

Access Permissions & Restrictions

Off-campus access to library resources is provided for:

  • Current students (full and part-time)
  • Faculty members (including Emeritus professors or retired professors with active netids or a card)
  • Current employees (including permanent, temporary, contract, or visiting)
  • Users who are sponsored by a department (via the department's IT Administrative Representative)

You must have a valid Queen's NetID to properly authenticate.

Why is it necessary to authenticate with a valid NetID? The library system must sign a licensing agreement with our online content providers, which requires us to ensure that only current members of the Queen's community uses these resources.  We only restrict access when a license agreement requires us to do so.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide off-campus access to:

  • Alumni
  • Former staff
  • Students who are not currently enrolled & paying tuition fees
  • Adjunct professors/lecturers who do not have a current or future teaching contract

About the Web Proxy Software (EZproxy)

The web proxy off-campus service uses EZProxy as its underlying software. EZProxy allows users to sign in to a proxy server which acts on behalf of a computer being used in a remote location.

  • Authentication URL:
  • Library Proxy URL:[URL TO VISIT]

To create URLs to Queen's-only resources that work from off-campus locations:

Report a Problem & Get Help

Queen's IT Services Help & Support

Contact ITS if you have problems with your NetID and login. You can also call at 613.533.6666.

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