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Off-Campus Access Troubleshooting

Have you authenticated using your uNID and you are still being asked for a username and password? Try clearing your computer's Cache and Cookies. 

How to Clear the Browser Cache and Delete Cookies

  1. In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac).

  2. If you don't see instructions below for your specific version or browser, search your browser's Help menu for "clear cache".

Firewalls have sometimes created problems when users have tried to access UofU Electronic Resources. If you are on campus (outside of the libraries) or are accessing Electronic Resources from within a non-UofU network and your computer is behind a firewall, your network administrator will have to configure the firewall before you will be able to access Marriott Library electronic resources.

Thank you to Mary-Ann James for authoring these instructions

What are Cache and Cookies?

About Browser Cookies

Websites send small text files known as cookies to your web browser in order to store information about your connection to their server, including authentication information, details about your online session, and any preferences you may have saved. Cookies are particularly useful when you want a website to auto-sign you into a web service, but like the cache, they could be used to compromise your privacy if someone gained access to your computer. Some people choose to delete their cookies periodically (though you should keep in mind that any authenticated sites you use will not remember you the next time you return).

About the Browser Cache

In order to speed up web browsing, browsers are designed to download web pages and store them on your computer in an area called the cache (pronounced cash). When you visit the same page for a second time, the browser speeds up the display time by loading the pages locally from the cache instead of downloading everything again. This sometimes results in less than current versions of web pages being displayed, along with problems on registration and authentication pages.

Over time, this process may actually begin to slow down your browser as large amounts of data are saved to your hard drive. A cache does not empty itself and anyone who gains access to your computer can tell from these files what websites you have visited. To make matters worse, this caching is not limited to pages, but can also include login IDs, passwords, banking information, and other sensitive information.

Clearing your cache can significantly improve the speed and performance of your browser and ensures that anyone who uses the same computer and browser after you (particularly on public computers) will not see your private information. It's a good habit to clear your cache from time to time.

Thank you to Mary-Ann James for authoring these instructions

What's Available Off Campus?

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Did you know that the University of Utah Libraries subscribe to thousands of online resources for the campus community? Even better, practically all of them are available from anywhere in the world to current students, faculty and staff with a valid uNID.  These electronic resources are licensed for University of Utah faculty, staff and students only. 

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Thank you to Mary-Ann James for authoring these instructions

Connect from off-campus

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Most library resources are available to current University students, faculty and staff from home or other remote locations. Login with your uNID and get easy access to library resources -- article databases, e-journals, and e-books.

Click here:

off campus access

Visit our help page and drag the "Reload via EZproxy" button to your bookmark bar

OR Download and install VPN software on your machine.

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