Connect from on and off-campus
Access to the licensed resources provided by the MIT Libraries is either established by MIT IP address or via the MIT Libraries’ proxy server/MIT’s Touchstone.
- If you are on-campus with an MIT IP address you may go directly to most resources and the publisher will recognize your IP address (exceptions are indicated in the Vera record for the item).
- If you are off-campus with a non-MIT IP address you must either simulate an MIT IP address, or follow a path that connects you via our proxy server.
To connect via the proxy server use:
If you find your way to a subscribed resource using Google (or another search engine) you can simply insert the proxy string - libproxy.mit.edu and your browser will route you through the proxy server.
URL of article/story:
Edit the URL to look like this:
Note: This will only work if the MIT Libraries have a subscription to the resource.