Connect from Off-Campus

Remote access to the UCI Libraries' licensed online resources is available to current UC Irvine students, faculty & staff. In order to use these resources you must be "authenticated" (recognized as a valid user) by the UCI campus network.  Your login/password is your UCInetID. To activate your UCInetID, visit OIT's UCInetID Activation page. For further assistance, call OIT at (949) 824-2222 (available 24/7) or visit the OIT Help Desk page.

Software VPN

Desktop VPN

  • Download now. See videos below on how to install and configure the clients.
  • Provides access to most licensed online resources.
  • Access non-web based online resources.
  • For Mac users, please use Chrome or Safari. Firefox may not work due to certificate issues.

Video tutorial for Windows:


Video tutorial for Mac:

Mobile VPN

  • Configure now (see videos below on how to configure)
  • Works with Android, Chrome OS, and iOS devices.
  • Provides access to most licensed online resources.
  • Access non-web based online resources.

Video tutorial for Chrome OS:


Video tutorial for iOS:


Video tutorial for Android:
Coming soon



  • Access it here
  • The following pages are not accessible via WebVPN:
    • Alexander Street Press
    • ARTstor
    • ASTM Digital Library
    • Digital Theatre Plus
    • E-Books in the ebrary/EBL collection
    • Factiva
    • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    • Kanopy Streaming Video
    • Naxos Music Library
    • Opera in Video
    • Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy
    • PubMed
    • Reaxys
    • SimplyAnalytics
    • All titles in the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Digital Library
    • Theatre in Video
    • UCI Libraries' Library Search
    • UpToDate
    • Web of Science (all databases)
  • Please note: WebVPN access to Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination is currently only available to those using the IE browser.
  • If you experience problems connecting we suggest that you try a different browser, unless noted otherwise here.  If you continue to experience problems, please contact OIT.
  • Can be used within the browser; does not require you to download additional software.

Visit the OIT page for more information on the Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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