The Health Sciences Library is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM (closed Saturday and Sunday), to anyone with a UVA Health ID. (Our large 24 hours space is open to anyone with a UVA Health ID when the library is open or closed.) On-site services are limited. A mask or face covering is required at all times and social distancing must be observed. The majority of Library staff continue to work remotely to provide services. For more information, please visit this page.
How do I connect to UVA library resources from off-Grounds?
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.
Ways to Connect
To use the proxy to connect from off-Grounds:
You must access the licensed resource from a library web page. Start at either HSL or any UVA Library homepage.
When prompted for Netbadge, log in with your UVA computing ID and your Netbadge password.
UVA Anywhere - VPN
VPN provides authorized users with secure, authenticated access to restricted resources, some of which are limited to on-Grounds use.
For help with installation, please call the ITS Help Desk at: 434-924-4357.
For additional technical help with Netbadge ot setting up a VPN, contact the UVA ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357.
For help with specific resources that don't seem to be working with proxy, contact the Health Sciences Library at Ask Us or at email@example.com.
Note to Health System VPN users: Many journals and databases cannot be accessed through the Health System VPN connection. Use the methods described above for full access to UVa Library resources from outside the University.