About Off-Campus Access

Who has off-campus access?

Anyone with an active Western ID.

How do I get links to resources to work off campus?

If you have a link to a resource which doesn’t work off campus, use our proxy link generator. You can use it to convert journal or database URLs that you receive in email messages, PDF files, or Word documents.


Why am I being asked to log in to this journal/resource?

You may have disconnected from the proxy server or are requesting a resource that requires additional login information. Refer to our list of journals which currently require a separate login to find the appropriate login and password. You will need to enter your Western ID to access the list.

Why can’t I access the proxy server?

If you’re having trouble connecting, try clearing your cache or use another browser.

Additional tips:

  • Use the most current version of your browser
  • Enable cookies on your browser
  • Ensure you have the most current security updates for your device

If you still can’t connect, email library@uwo.ca.

What do I do if the library catalogue link doesn’t work?

If the resource link doesn’t have “proxy” in the URL, please log in to your account.

If “proxy” is included in the URL, notify staff. Our staff will investigate and respond in one business day. While you wait for a response, you can return to the catalogue to see if we offer another version of the resource.

Problems or comments?

Please contact us.