Remote Access (RA) is a cost-recovery service that enables off-campus library users to access their college’s online resources securely using their institutional credentials and EZproxy software.
EZproxy is an access and authentication software produced by OCLC that acts as an intermediary between users and the licensed resources to which their college subscribes.
Through OCLS’s centralized management of EZproxy and technical support, participating colleges save on human resource costs and take advantage of cross service efficiencies when setting up new consortial subscriptions with OCLS’s eResource Management service.
When emailing the Help Desk, be sure to include the vendor or product name and URL.
If your college is interested in participating in this service, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are new to RA or have questions about the service, refer to the Remote Access Guide below. Topics include what the service does, how to correctly identify and use the RA URL prefix, and how to check if RA is working for a particular eresource.
The RA service currently runs EZproxy version 7.2.12.
For individual college subscriptions not managed by OCLS, you will need to provide your on-campus college IPs along with your EZproxy IP to the vendor.
Your college IP addresses on file are available in ConsortiaManager.
Log in to CM.
Under your membership page you will find all your IPs listed.