Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

All currently enrolled students, all active faculty, and all staff of the University of Massachusetts Lowell can access the library's electronic resources from off campus using an Internet connection.

Getting Connected

In order to gain access to the library's resources from off campus, users must first authenticate themselves as valid UML users by logging into the library's proxy server.

Links to resources that require authentication will automatically route access through the proxy server. This is important. For remote access to work, the link to the resource must contain a proxy prefix ("") in front of the resource URL. Links on the library's website contain this prefix and route access through the proxy for proper authentication.

All students, faculty, and staff should log into the proxy server using their UMass Lowell e-mail address and password. Additional information and help links are available from the proxy server login page.

Connection Failure

If login attempts to the proxy server continue to fail, you should first verify that your account is active by going to the IT Helpdesk MyPassword web page ( and check to make sure that your password is correct and that your account is not locked. If you can log into your profile, then you should also be able to log into the library's proxy server using the same credentials.