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Change to new remote access method:
Avoid warning and error messages

The Rutgers University Libraries now offer a new method for remote access, which allows current Rutgers students, faculty, or staff to login using their Rutgers NetID. Any Web browser can be used and no changes need to be made to the browser. Login is possible from any Libraries Web page.

The Libraries will continue to offer the 'old' remote access method until August 22nd of this year. The old login method will no longer be available in the fall 2005 semester. Currently, users who login using the old method encounter an advisory message that urges all remote users to change to the new method before they leave for summer break. After August 22nd, users who attempt to login using the old method will receive an error message.

Users whose browsers are configured to the old remote access method will need to reconfigure their set-up in order to use the new remote access method. For information on how to remove the old login method's configurations in your web browser, please see: I have my browser configured to connect with my Library Barcode and PIN. How do I switch to NetID login?

Off campus users, whose browsers are not configured to the old method will find the login option in a bright yellow box at the top of the left navigation bar of the Libraries Web page, underneath the Rutgers University Libraries name. Click on the "i" icon to get more information on how the new method differs from the old. The new method requires users to set their computers to "accept cookies". This allows the Libraries proxy server to keep track of all users that are logged in. These cookies are session based only and do not record any personal information about you or your Internet experiences.

For more information on the new remote access login method, please contact the Libraries' Ask a Librarian service.

Posted May 4, 2005