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Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Ask a Librarian

For questions about off-campus access to library resources and research, you can use any of the methods found at ASK a librarian.

Accessing Books and Media: Faculty and staff can still request books and other materials that are not online through Document Delivery and items will be sent to your departmental mailroom via campus mail. As another option, faculty, staff and students who need books or other physical items from Boatwright may also send requests to Cassandra Taylor Anderson at (804-289-8876). Materials will be ready for pickup at 11 a.m. each day at the Boatwright Library lakeside front entrance door. Students who are not in Richmond and need print books/media should contact their liaison librarian who will check on e-book options or make suggestions for alternative online material.I f there no viable options, a book/DVD can be mailed to a student. If you need access to materials housed at Parsons Music Library, please contact Linda Fairtile at or 804-287-6849.

EZproxy Access

EZproxy allows University of Richmond students, faculty and staff to access licensed (subscribed) library resources from off-campus. When you are off-campus and click on a link to a licensed resource from anywhere within the library’s website, including our Databases A-Z list, Research Guides or search tools like OneSearch, you will be automatically prompted to login with your UR NetID and password. After authenticating you will have access to licensed content for the duration of your browser session. No other configuration is required.

Accessing Resources

You can use the following to locate online resources:

  • OneSearch on the library homepage will help you locate full text resources. Links to full-text content owned by the library will prompt a log-in for off-campus users. Click the last tab in the homepage’s search box, then enter your terms.
  • Google Scholar can be customized to provide full-text links to journal articles available through UR library subscriptions. If you are on campus or using the VPN, Google Scholar should recognize you as a UR user and provide full text links.
  1. Go to Google Scholar search page.
  2. Click on the menu button Menu button and then click Settings button Settings.
  3. Select Library links and search for University of Richmond.
  4. Check University of Richmond – Locate it @ U of Richmond in the search results, then click Save.

If you are working from an off-campus and are not using the VPN, you will need to manually activate Google Scholar Library Links:


When full text is available through a UR Libraries subscription, you will see the Locate it @ U of Richmond link to the right of the citation:


  • Browser Bookmarklet for EZProxyThe EZproxy browser bookmarklet adds the library's EZproxy prefix to a URL. When you are not on the campus network click on the bookmarklet to access licensed library resources that you've found via non-UCB sites such as Google, Google Scholar, links via email, and social media. Instructions here.
  • Browser Extension for EZproxy: To access licensed library resources found via non-UR sites such as Google, Google Scholar, links via email, or social media, you can install the EZ-Proxy browser extension to either Chrome or Firefox. The extension allows you to proxy any link or webpage as if you are on-campus. Some configuration is required. Instructions here.

- Chrome

- Firefox

VPN Access

Some library resources may require you to connect via the UR VPN (Virtual Private Network). Instructions for setting up VPN and DUO access can be found here: