The Health Sciences Library is now physically open, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, with limited access to spaces and onsite services. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.