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Off-Campus Access
to Electronic Resources

The license agreements for most of the Library's electronic resources allow remote (off campus) access only to members of the New Mexico Tech community who are currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. This means that if you wish to use these resources when you are off campus, you must authenticate that you are part of NMT by using your Tech Computer Center (TCC) username and password. The two methods of remote access are explained below.

EZProxy

The EZProxy system allows authorized users to access restricted resources without using additional software or changing the configuration of your computer. When you try to connect to a research database or electronic journal from the library's web page, you will be connected to the EZProxy login screen and prompted for your TCC username and password. Once you have been validated by the EZProxy system, a "cookie" is sent to your browser as an ongoing indication of your authorization to access these electronic resources. It will only need to be set once during each web browser session.

VPN Server

Access to the VPN server is provided by the TCC. This method of remote access requires additional software and changing the configuration of your computer. Directions for using the VPN server are available from the TCC web page.


Please contact pmartinez@admin.nmt.edu with comments and questions.
Last Updated: July 23 2012 08:47:57