Remote Access Guide

The Libraries obtain many indexes, databases, electronic journals, electronic reserves, and other full- text resources through commercial licensing agreements that restrict access to current students, faculty, and staff and all onsite users. Onsite users may gain access, but only current students, faculty and staff of the university may connect from remote locations.

Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff who are currently enrolled or employed may access these restricted resources from off-campus either by using a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) or by using a dial-up modem. Current students and faculty in certain Rutgers/UMDNJ joint degree programs may login with a Rutgers University Libraries barcode and PIN.

1. Connecting through an ISP

If you normally connect to the Web via a commercial Internet Services Provider (e.g., AOL, NetZero, etc.) and are a Rutgers student, faculty, or staff member, you can use the Libraries' electronic resources remotely by logging in with a Rutgers NetID.

From a Rutgers Libraries' page, just click on the NOT LOGGED IN link on the upper left and enter your NetID and password into the login box. Once you identify yourself as an authorized Rutgers user, you will be able to use most of the Libraries' restricted resources from home.

NetID is what you usually think of as your Rutgers email username and password. For example, if you have an eden or rci account, you already have a Rutgers NetID. If you do not remember your NetID, you may look it up using NetID Query. If you do not yet have a Rutgers NetID you may create an account and obtain a NetID at Creating a RUCS Account and NetID.

For more information on NetID access see About the Libraries' New Remote Access Login .

Current students and faculty in the Rutgers/UMDNJ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and School of Public Health (SPH) on the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses may also qualify for access. Joint degree program participants may login with a Rutgers University Libraries barcode and PIN. To receive a barcode and PIN, joint degree program participants must register in-person at either the Alexander Library or the Library of Science and Medicine circulation desks. Please keep in mind that once your barcode and PIN have been registered/assigned they will not be recognized for remote access until the following day.

2. Connecting Using a Rutgers Dial-up Modem

If you live in the Camden, New Brunswick, or Newark local calling area, you may wish to dial into the Rutgers modems directly. Once your dial-in connection is set up, you will be able to run a graphical browser such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer and use the Libraries' resources just as if you were on campus.

To set up a dial-in connection, select the appropriate dial-in number and then follow Computing Services' instructions to Get Online!.

If you encounter problems setting up your dial-up connection, call a university computing Help Desk or email them with your problem

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Last updated: January 12, 2004
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