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.


VPN Session Options


UCI affiliates can use "UCI" and/or "UCIFull" session tunnels for accessing restricted campus resources and certain licensed materials. More information on UCI VPN sessions be found at


Law school community members can use the Law VPN to get to resources that are restricted to the law school. For Law VPN help, check with Law School Information Technology Services:


Neither the VPN address "", nor "", will work for full access to Library resources.

For full access, connect to and choose the group UCIFull:



Software VPN

Desktop VPN

  • Download now. See videos below on how to install and configure the clients.
  • Important: UCI affiliates must use the address and the "UCIFull" Group to access restricted campus resources and certain licensed materials.
  • 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
    • Film Platform
    • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    • Kanopy Streaming Video
    • Naxos Music Library
    • Nexis Uni
    • 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)