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Off-Campus Access - Web VPN

UC Access Only

Exception: Access to ClinicalKey ** (See access info after Get Help)

How to Connect
Firefox or Chrome browsers are recommended

  • Go to 
  • Login using your UC ID username and password (6+2 - same as Canvas).
  • Once logged in, click the link to UC Libraries
  • You will be sent to the libraries home page.
  • Once here you are now in the new VPN. DO NOT CLOSE THIS TAB OR PAGE

Get Help: 

  • For help connecting via VPN, visit IT@UC to report issues or call 513-556-4357.
  • Phone: 513-556-4357
  • Toll Free: 866-397-3382

** ClinicalKey Remote Access

Create a personal account using your UC email address to access all full text content.  Step by step instructions:


Off-Campus Access - Proxy


When to Use: Ideal for research sessions that require quick and easy access. 

How to Connect: Click on the Proxy Login button to login with your UC ID Username and Central Login PasswordOnce you login, you'll be returned to this guide and can begin your research.

Get Help: Forgot your password? Visit the Password Self Service page or Login Help for more information. 

Affiliates login:

  • UC Health staff: register for access to UC library resources; once registered log in using 988 numbers issued by the HSL.
  • Children's Hospital (CCHMC) staff: log in with last name and CCHMC ID. Get Help: Contact CHMC Pratt Library
  • Physicians with dual UC and CCHMC appointments: log in using the UC central login.

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