Use of Penn Libraries licensed resources is generally restricted to current students, faculty, and staff. Most licensing arrangements restrict the access we can provide to other library users. Visitors to the library are invited to use the Franklin Catalog and Articles+, although access to many of the linked online resources is restricted. See also: Restrictions on the Use of 'Penn Only' Networked Resources.
Access: To access licensed resources, you must be able to authenticate yourself with your PennKey and password AND have an affiliation with Penn that permits access to licensed resources.
Problems: If you cannot authenticate, you do not have access to licensed resources. Access is determined by your school or department at Penn. Please contact the Head of Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help.
Alumni: If you are a Penn alum, see Alumni Services.
If you are on-campus and using a wireless network, you must use AirPennNet to access Library e-resources.
Off Campus / EZproxy
The Penn Libraries use EZproxy to allow Penn students, faculty, and staff to access subscription databases, ejournals, and ebooks from off-campus. To use EZproxy:
See also: Commonly Reported Problems and Solutions and Three Steps that Resolve Many Problems.
Most electronic resources can be accessed from the Penn Library website through PennKey authentication. However, in cases where you go directly to a publisher's site without having logged in ("proxied") as a Penn user, you will not be recognized as having access. For these cases, the EZproxy Browser Bookmarklet will allow you to log in without first going back to the Penn Library web site.
Once added you will see UPenn Proxy in your menu bar. Click on UPenn Proxy and the proxy prefix is added to the URL and the work, if Penn has access, will be accessible. Instructions for adding the bookmarklet are below.
Firefox - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Bookmark This Link":
Google Chrome - Drag this link: EZproxy to your bookmarks toolbar.
Internet Explorer - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Add to Favorites..." option.
Edge - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Add to reading list" option.
Safari - Drag this link: EZproxy to your bookmarks toolbar:
A browser may warn you that the link may be unsafe, but this is okay, go ahead and add it.
According to our knowledge, there is no easier way to add the bookmarklet to your browser. If you are using Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below.
If you are using Safari, please follow the instructions below.