EZproxy is a web proxy server that provides off-campus access via user authentication to the Libraries' electronic resources.

 

How to connect with EZproxy

Beginning April 1, 2024, NetID and password will be required to access library resources from off-campus. You can activate and manage your NetID at SelfServ. Single Sign On (SSO) and Multifactor Authentication (MFA) will be required as well. Please visit the MFA Answers page for detailed instructions.

Note: EZproxy use is required when working off campus. The only exception is if you are connecting to resources using your on-campus computer through a tool like Remote Desktop.

  • For SU faculty, students, and staff only.
  • Visit http://library.syr.edu and navigate the website as usual.
  • When you select a licensed resource (e.g., database, e-journal, e-book, etc.), you may be prompted to authenticate as a currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member. EZproxy automatically determines whether login information is necessary.
  • If prompted, please enter:
    • Enter your NetID and Password. Syracuse University affiliated users can obtain a NetID online at http://its.syr.edu/netid.
  • Once authenticated, you will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

Project Advance (SUPA) Students

Students participating in SUPA have access to the SU Libraries' licensed database and journal resources from off-campus. 

PLEASE NOTE: April 1, 2024, the authentication option to use your SU ID and last name is going away. When that change occurs, you will need to use your NetID and password to access library resources from off-campus. You can activate and manage your NetID at SelfServ. Multifactor Authentication (MFA) will be required as well, please visit this Answers page for detailed instructions

Project Advance faculty may request instruction for their students. SU librarians can teach students how to locate and use library resources and conduct research effectively.

Troubleshooting

  • Step 1: Verify that you are a currently enrolled SU student, faculty, or staff member
    • You can call the Bird Library Circulation Desk at 315-443-5727 to verify your status.
  • Step 2: When prompted to log in, enter your NetID and Password.
  • Step 3: Set your browser to accept cookies
    •     Firefox: Click on TOOLS > OPTIONS > PRIVACY > Change History to "Use custom settings for history" > Adjust cookie settings
    •     Internet Explorer: Click on TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS> PRIVACY > Use the slide bar to allow cookies
    •     Safari: Click on SETTINGS > PREFERENCES > PRIVACY >  Adjust cookie settings
    •     Chrome: Click on WRENCH ICON > SETTINGS > SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS (if not shown) > PRIVACY > CONTENT SETTINGS > Adjust cookie settings
  • Step 4: Javascript needs to be enabled for the proxy service to work.
    • Firefox: Click on TOOLS > OPTIONS > CONTENT (Click on icon) > Select ENABLE JAVASCRIPT
    • Internet Explorer: Click on TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > SECURITY > CUSTOM LEVEL > Scroll down to SCRIPTING > Select ENABLE for all
    • Safari: Click on SETTINGS > PREFERENCES > SECURITY > Select ENABLE JAVASCRIPT
    • Chrome: Click on WRENCH ICON > SETTINGS > SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS (if not shown) > PRIVACY > CONTENT SETTINGS > Select ALLOW ALL SITES TO RUN JAVASCRIPT
  • Step 5 Ask Us For Help


Where can I get help?

If you have difficulty accessing library resources remotely, you may:

  • Submit a Proxy Help Request (The help account is monitored Monday-Friday.)
  • Call E.S. Bird Library Circulation Desk at 315.443.5727
  • Contact library staff for assistance