The campus provides several ways to access the Library's resources when you are away from campus. Descriptions and instructions are below.If you have trouble with any of these, you may try another method, see the troubleshooting guide, or contact Computing and Communications as indicated at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to use a mobile device (IOS or Android) to use library resources from off-campus, visit our mobile access page.
Go to library.ucr.edu/vpn (you might even want to bookmark it) and choose one of the following three options, depending on your situation. Then enter your NetID and Password, and click on Login.
Using AnyConnect requires software to be downloaded and installed to your computer. It is recommended for frequent or in-depth research.
Whenever you want to log on, go back to the address and log in, but it will not require reinstallation, it will just run through a check and show you that you are connected.Note: You may have to turn off your firewall (e.g., Zonealarm) to use the VPN. More Info
Use the SmartTunnel for quick access to Library Resources or if you run into difficulty with using AnyConnect.
After logging in, you will see a button to Start Smart Tunnel. If everything is set up as expected, it will soon tell you that you are connected. Otherwise, try the WebVPN. When it is convenient, contact CNC to ask for assistance.
The WebVPN functions within your browser. It is recommended if you are not able to download software of any kind onto the machine that you are using.
Troubleshooting / Questions?
If you need additional assistance please use the contact information listed below:
Staff and Faculty Help Desk
Telephone: 951-827-3555 (8-5 M-F, Leave a message if they do not answer)
Student Help Desk
Telephone: 951-827-6495 (8-midnight M-TH, 8-5 Fri, and 1pm-Midnight Sun)