Electronic databases for which the Library pays a fee to vendors are restricted to our primary users (UVA faculty, staff, and students). The databases have various licensing constraints; some are explicitly restricted to our primary users.
Electronic access is not permitted to other users from outside of the University of Virginia. Non-UVA researchers are able to access online resources from within UVA library buildings.
Below are the ways primary users can access resources from off-grounds.
To use the proxy to connect from off-Grounds:
UVA Anywhere - VPN
VPN provides authorized users with secure, authenticated access to restricted resources, some of which are limited to on-Grounds use.
Individuals who have an ongoing non-paid or adjunct appointment with the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing may request to have remote access to electronic resources. Access to licensed resources is always available at the Health Sciences Library.
Host departments for non-paid and adjunct faculty must complete several steps to enable remote access for these individuals:
To create the account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the individual be added to whois for remote access to library resources. The following must be included:
Accounts will be valid for one year, beginning with the date of the request but not to exceed the appointment period. The account will have to be renewed by request from the department at the end of one year.
Additional questions can be sent to email@example.com.