Information About EZProxy

What is EZProxy?

EZProxy is a web proxy server which acts as an authentication system for users to verify that they are current students, faculty and staff members of NJIT. Due to licensing agreements between the library and its vendors and publishers, many of the databases, electronic journals and electronic books that the library subscribes to require this verification for off-campus access. Once signed in to the proxy server, EZProxy dynamically rewrites URLs of electronic resources provided by the vendors, producing the same effect as if the off-campus patron was accessing them via from NJIT network or from an on-campus computer terminal.

Who can use EZProxy?

Current NJIT students, faculty and staff members of NJIT are able to use EZProxy using their UCID username and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact libtech@njit.edu for assistance.

Is EZProxy the Only Way to Access the Library's Electronic Resources?

Generally, you do not need to use EZProxy if you are connected to NJIT wireless network or if you are accessing the library electronic resources from on campus. However, a few resources are always require EZProxy, both on-campus and off-campus. For example, ProQuest Ebook Central.

Faculty, staff or students may not need to connect via EZProxy if they have set up a remote desktop (VPN) on a home computer. NOTE: remote desktop software is managed and supported by IST Division, not the library.

EZProxy connectivity is also not necessary for any free library resources such as DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals, resources marked as "Open Access".