Answered By: Christine Ruotolo
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018     Views: 156

Licensed library resources (such as databases, electronic journals, and ebooks) can normally be used only from computers on Grounds,  but UVA also offers students, faculty and staff access to our resources from off-Grounds.  

  1. Use of a proxy account - easiest way to get off-Grounds access. 
    ITS maintains a proxy server that provides access to selected Web resources. No special configuration or account required; simply sign into the UVa Proxy Server using your NetBadge login.
  2. UVaAnywhere  - a bit more robust than proxy.  Sometimes works when proxy doesn't.
    ITS provides a "virtual private network" that puts your computer temporarily on the U.Va. network.  Download and install the network software according to the directions on the ITS website.
  3. UVaAnywhere-Lite
    Like UVaAnywhere, this requires a personal certificate, but no additional software download is needed. Problems have been reported with a few specific resources.

Please visit the Off Grounds Access page for more details.