Creating/Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus
If you're off campus and need to use UT Library resources, this page describes three techniques for access through UT's proxy address.
Note:Only UT faculty, staff, and students are eligible for remote/off campus access of selected online library resources. You may be prompted for your NetID and password.
Click here to log yourself into to the University’s “proxy”* from off-campus.
2. This proxy URL generator tool will generate a link that is accessible to anyone with a valid UT NetID and password. You can use this for yourself, or when creating a link to share (for instance, a link to an article within blackboard). See caveats below.
3. Bookmark this UT Proxy link (In beta - visit this page for more information or contact me if you have problems). Then when you are on a website you would like to run through our proxy server you can use the bookmark to gain access.
*More Information: If you are on a computer whose IP address is not recognized as belonging to UT, then you need to let the system know that you are associated with the University of Tennessee in order to access the resources that we provide. This is done by going through a ‘proxy’ server, which happens automatically when you go through the databases menu.
Another way to go through a proxy server is by adding “http://proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=” before the link. In this case, a URL like
For your convenience, you may use the proxy link generator tool provided at the bottom of the page.
Keeping the Proxy Session Active
- The proxy server is working if you see " http://proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=" included in the site URL.
- As long as you navigate through links on the library pages, and by using your back button, the proxy session will remain active.
- If you navigate away from the session (by using a non-proxied bookmark or by typing a URL in the address box), the proxy session will break.
"Proxied" links created using the Link Generator Tool will work from both on and off campus. However, please note that:
- The link must be a "persistent" link. This means that the link is not generated with a session identifier. When in doubt try it, but test the link a day later to be sure it still works.