Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Why do I need to use the VPN?

You need the VPN because...

  • The resources available through are library subscriptions are superior to anything you can get free on the Internet
  • Access to our online subscriptions are validated by the IP address of your computer
  • The VPN gives you an on-campus IP address while you are connected

VPN use is available only to UCSB faculty, staff, and current students.